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Boston’s Best Artisanal, Locally Grown Experience Isn’t Where You’d Expect

Indulge in locally crafted goods and premiere farm-to-table dining experiences at New England’s unexpected destination, 3rd Ave in Burlington.


Celebrating their grand opening September 11 and 12, the high-end lifestyle center  dares to reimagine an urban environment on Rt 128. An MTBA line that goes direct to Alewife.  A resident bike share program. Free valet.  More than the sum of its amenities, 3rd Ave fosters the variety and energy needed to spark an authentic experience. Void of run-of-the-mill chains, this boutique-lined boulevard features goods crafted by artisans and high-end brands. Yet thoughtfully tucked into the site, 3rd Ave is also home to the largest Kings with 20 bowling lanes and a flagship Wegmans weighing in at 140,000-square-feet.3rd Ave is decidedly unlike your average mall.

Foodies can sink teeth into nearby farm-sourced meals and sip local libations on tap at every turn. You can even assemble your own micro brew six-pack at Wegmans to bring home! There’s truly something for everyone’s taste, from authentic Italian bistros and French bakeries to high-end steakhouses and classic American fare. Patrons may opt for al fresco dining on four season patios with heated floors, or request private dining areas in advance to make their experience that much more memorable.

Talk about finding your center! Saturday morning brings free yoga to the serene, fountain- adorned ‘green’ – a well-manicured lawn with flowers abloom in the midst of 3rd Ave. Come back Thursday evening, when musicians set the stage for live acoustic concerts that will strike a chord with this budding community.

With so much to experience, join 3rd Ave’s grand opening celebration on 9/11 and 9/12 and see what’s in store for you. This best kept secret in Burlington is causing a buzz!


18 | 8 Fine Men’s Salon

Since 2002, this high-end male salon has been offering clients the finest in upscale hair care and grooming services.

Bedford Farms

This Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” winner has been producing homemade ice cream and serving New England since 1880. Come scoop up a taste of the locally owned shop’s array of sundaes, frappes and take-home cakes and pies.

Boston Interiors

With finely crafted furniture and professional design services on location, this specialty store furnishes Boston’s metropolitan area with distinction and style.

Cambridge Savings Bank

One of the largest and oldest community banks in the state, Cambridge Savings Bank offers full-service individual, business and online and mobile banking via 16 local branches.

Carter’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelers

The North Shore’s premier destination for fine jewelry and engagement rings is right here at 3rd Ave. Carrying exceptional brands like Pandora, Hearts on Fire, Movado, Tacori and more, Carter’s offers spectacular, custom designs and on-site appraisal and repair service.


This 30,000-square-foot entertainment facility features 20 lanes of bowling, 2 premium bars, billiards, shuffleboard, a heated outdoor patio and 42-seat presentation theater. How can you not have a party here?

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Make your home one of comfort and taste. Visit this internationally acclaimed home furnishing company offering distinguished furniture, upholstery, rugs, lighting and other fine home goods and accessories.

Osterio Nino

Inspired by the kitchens of Rome, Osteria Nino seeks to capture the best of Italian tradition and pair it with the seasonal bounty New England has to offer.   They strive to find the best locally sourced ingredients, combined with authentic Italian imports, and serve them with care and respect in a warm, welcoming environment.

PAUL Bakery

This iconic French bakery established in Lille, France in 1889 is world-renowned for good reason. Transporting patrons to Paris with an assortment of sandwiches on fresh baguettes baked daily, decadent pastries, quiches, crepes, fresh salads and soups, this genuine eatery uses the best ingredients and has that certain je ne sais quoi.


Carrying handcrafted goods, 90% of which are made in America, this unique shop is dedicated to the notion that artisans who create quality products deserve to benefit from sales, and everyone deserves something special in this world.

Redstone American Grill

Gather round the warm and inviting fireplace that greets you at Redstone! The only location with a year-round patio, this American favorite makes mouths water with food prepared on rotisserie or in a wood-burning grill. Signature steaks, fresh seafood, poultry and top-notch bar service make Redstone a dining do.

The Bancroft

This dynamic Burlington eatery sets the standard for modern steakhouses. True to classic American style but with an urban twist, The Bancroft’s brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktail menus offer a tantalizing experience.

Tony C’s

True New England fans won’t mind the monstrous wall of HD screens at comfortable Tony C’s Sports Grill one bit. The generous and moderately priced menu is a delicious crowd pleaser, for sports fans, families and business people alike.


The only Wegmans in the region, this full service grocer includes a pharmacy, pizza, sub and coffee shops, sushi department (making up to 80 types per day) and so much more. From Asian, Indian, kosher and vegetarian-friendly meals, visit this massive one stop shop’s hot and cold food bars and liquor/wine/beer selections for your perfect recipe.