Lane Cove Business Round Up – Openings, Closings, Rebrandings and Milestones August 2015


Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe

We now have an opening date for the Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe that will be located in Lane Cove Market Square.  It will open on 14th September 2015.  So get ready for the chocolate lovers.  If you want to find out more check out their website

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Burns Bay Bookery

We also have an opening date for Burns Bay Bookery (the old Moirs Book Shop).  They will be opened on 12th September 2015.  The store will now be run by the ladies who used to work at Moirs.  They are in the process of giving the store a big makeover.


Geo Cafe and Geo Pizza

The old Alert Locksmith and Security premises off Mowbray Road are currently being converted into a coffee shop and pizza bar.  Geo Cafe and Geo Pizza will open in Mid September.

The Hunted – Homewares

The Hunted has a store in Cammeray and now they are set to open in Lane Cove (in the new building under construction in the plaza). The Hunted has a strong focus on Australian designers and businesses, which is something they are extremely passionate about. The Hunted is all about offering exciting and unique products for those who will appreciate them.
They believe in well-made, quality homewares and objects from local businesses.  Their store will be full of interesting & unique products – hand-chosen for you! From furniture & cushions, blankets & stationery to books & body products – you will easily find the perfect gift for that someone special or a few things for yourself…


New Fish and Chips Restaurant

A new fish and chips restaurant will also open in this development.

Baku Swimwear

Last year Baku Swimwear had a temporary store in Lane Cove and they will be back in the same development. An Australian owned business established in 1969, Baku are dedicated to Australian design, producing quality swimwear that has seen Baku Swimwear (formerly Bubbles Beach Co Pty Ltd) manufacturing swimwear for over 40 years.  Baku is all about sophistication and the perfect fit for every woman. The brand is sold through Australia at Bikini Island locations, specialty swim and surf wear stores as well as globally in regions such as Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, US, UK & Hong Kong and soon Lane Cove.

Two New Childcare Centres

Two New Child Care Centres will open in Lane Cove West Business Park.  One will be located at 11 Sirius Rd, Lane Cove West and 23A Mars Rd, Lane Cove West (which as the crow flies is not too far from Lane Cove West Public School).



Kumon Lane Cove will be relocating and opening four days a week! Effective Monday, 21st September 2015 the Kumon Lane Cove Education Centre will relocate to Suites 5 & 6, 34 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove (downstairs from Hot Dollar). This venue has been selected for its closer proximity to local schools and its central location for Lane Cove families.

The new opening hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:40 – 6:30pm.
Students will still attend class twice per week, and will be asked to select class days and times from the

following options:

  •   Monday and Thursday
  •   Monday and Friday; or
  •   Tuesday and Friday


SP Mobile Phone

The mobile phone shop that was located in Lane Cove Market Square is now located in the mall opposite Coles.

SP Mobile


Lavand Accessories closed at the end of August.  Lavand used to be located in the plaza near Snowberry and about two years ago relocated to Central Arcade.

Xago closed mid August.  This is a shame as they did try to provide a mix of entertainment (such as live comedy and bands).

Bella Homewares store in Greenwich also closed in August.


Apple Dental

On Monday 24th August, it was  exactly 23 years since Mark Casigila of Apple Dental began practising in Lane Cove. Originally there were at 162a Longueville Rd, sharing with Ray White Real Estate. It was a one-chair practice and they had one dentist (Mark) plus 1 dental nurse who doubled as the receptionist. They now have 5 dentists,1 hygienist, 3 admin staff and 6 dental assistants. The practice  was originally owned and run by a dentist who was John Newcombe’s Dad. They lived in Longueville. Then there were 2 more owners until Mark came in on 24th August 1992.

appleHolgate First National

Holgate First National celebrated 50 years with a bang.  Lots of people came out in force last weeked and helped Holgate First National celebrate their 50 years in Lane Cove withe free fire engine rides.  50 years is a huge milestone – congrats.


Pureflowers Lane Cove

Pureflowers is celebrating 20 years in Lane Cove! It’s a big occasion and they want to say thanks.  Lane Cove wouldn’t be the thriving and welcoming place it is without the dedication of our not-for-profit and volunteer organisations; like our schools, hospitals, libraries, community services, such as Meals on Wheels and the Early Childhood Health Centre, and nursing homes. We feel honoured to have been chosen by so many of you over the years to brighten these great places with bouquets of gratitude and recognition. We’ve seen how tirelessly they work to support and nurture our neighbourhoods and neighbours.  They are giving away 20 bouquets to celebrate 20 years as a boutique florist, Lane Cove!


We couldn’t think of a better way to say thanks than to surprise 20 of these impressive local organisations with 20 of our bouquets – each one hand delivered by Pureflowers on 21 September. Each bouquet will be brimming with Australian wildflowers, and may include the banksia which adorns many gardens and nature strips around our area. The flowers will be sourced with the help and donation of Lane Cove Council and ourselves.

Have your say! Nominate your favourite local organisations to enjoy our anniversary bouquets

Pureflowers wantsyou to join the party by nominating which local organisations you think are most deserving. Jump on their Facebook page, send  an email or pop into the store to nominate. The organisations who get the highest number of nominations, plus a few extras we’re keen to honour, will be compiled.

Greenwich Point Beauty

After 25 years, the owner of Greenwich Point Beauty is retiring.  We wish her luck in her retirement.


Have we missed anything?  Let us know if there are any stores opening,closing, moving or having a milestone year.  Of course, we have some exciting news to share as well.

In the Cove Website will be Launched Mid October

We are very excited about taking the next step of launching the In the Cove website.  Every day we are contacted and asked for information that has been on the Facebook page.  The website will capture all this information and make it easier for you to find recommendations etc.  To find out about the website click here

Every week we receive unsolicited recommendations from Lane Cove residents wanting to thank a business for going the extra mile.  Now you will be able to post those recommendations directly to the business directory.  Word of mouth is so important when you are looking for a local business and the business directory will be a great place to look at other people’s experiences.  The business directory will fund the website.  If you own a local business and would like to take advantage of our pre launch special rates please email us asap.

Thank you to our Foundation Sponsors who have funded the development of the  website;