Dover Rug & Home and The Shade Store to Open at 3rd Ave Burlington 11/2/2015

3rd Ave, the dining, entertainment, and home goods heart of Burlington, announced that they have completed two new leases Dover Rug & Home and The Shade Store. Void of run-of-the-mill chains, this specialty store-lined boulevard features goods crafted by artisans and high-end brands including Wegmans, The Bancroft, Tony C’s, Kings, Osteria Nino, Bedford Farms, Boston Interiors, Carter’s Diamonds, Cambridge Savings Bank, PAUL Bakery, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon, Redstone American Grill, Quinstance, and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams with a Kohler Signature Store opening soon.

“Aligning with our home goods theme, Dover Rug & Home and The Shade Store will bring more of the unique, high-quality products and services to 3rd Ave,” said Adele Olivier, Senior Vice President for Nordblom Company.

Dover Rug & Home was named “Best of Boston” in 2011, received the 2014 “Community Excellence Award” from the Family Business Association of MA, and has been recognized thirteen consecutive years as the “Readers’ Choice” by CNC. Among the store’s extensive array of home furnishings are one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rugs, carpets, custom window treatments, high-end hardwood, and eco-friendly cork flooring. The company’s exceptional customer service program includes in-home design assistance, free in-home trial for all rugs, and installation guaranteed within 24 hours of purchase. CEO Mahmud Jafri was awarded the 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award, was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in New England in 2014, and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA), and World Floor Covering Association. The company is consistently recognized for its philanthropy, as it supports over 50 charitable organizations on a regular basis.

The Shade Store is a family-run, custom window treatment company with a rich heritage in luxury textiles and interior design. Its exclusive collection of more than 900 fabrics and materials provides customers with an unparalleled level of style and customization options. Every window treatment is handcrafted by a skilled artisan, hung and tested for quality assurance and ships free in 10 days or less. The Shade Store offers a complete range of design services for consumers and design-trade clientele, including free swatches, photo rendering services and a national network of professional measure and installation experts. The Shade Store has 30 showrooms nationwide–expanding to 40 before the end of 2015. Additionally, The Shade Store is an advocate for environmental sustainability and for every purchase made the company provides the ‘gift of shade’ by planting a tree in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

Called the “South End of the Suburbs” by the Boston Globe, 3rd Ave features five independent and high-end eateries, five unique home good stores along with many other retail and service shops. For more information about 3rd Ave, visit