Lane Cove Business Round Up March 2016

Welcome to our monthly wrap-up of business openings, closings, rebrandings, change of management and milestones. Thank you to all those people who tell us this is one of their must read blogs of the month!!


The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove opened on 4 March in Lane Cove Market Square (next to Trendsetter Travel), and have been busy busy since then. The owners, Geoff and Michelle, are delightful and are loving being part of the Lane Cove Community. They are now listed in our business directory.

It really is like stepping back into an old general store. They are bringing back personal service with a fun and interactive no waste shopping experience. They have told ITC they regularly see people coming in with recipes and just buying the exact amount of herbs, spices or dried fruit they need for a recipe. This may be an excellent idea for anyone who has seen pantry moths (the ITC household may or may not be fighting these little blighters at the moment). The more dried goods you have sitting around in packages, the more those little fellows hang around.

the source bulkfoods

Check out this amazing Coconut Cake that one of their shoppers (and we think an ITC Fan) Georgia Shackleton made. Yes, you can buy three different types of coconut (at least).

 cake by geogia shackleton
Cake By Georgia Shackleton

Lane Cove Sushi Bar re-opened to much excitement and some great opening week specials. The Lane Cove Sushi Bar has been missed by many.  It is now located in the old Warwick Dawson Shoe Store (next to Lane Cove Optical). The restaurant is huge compared to their old store down the other end of Longueville Road. There are your old favourites and some new things to tempt your taste buds.

sushi bar lane cove

Taylors @ One Birdwood – Lane Cove Club – The Lane Cove Club has another operator (who has returned).

According to the club, there is an exciting new menu and some familiar faces behind the counter. Come on in and have a look for yourself. Children are more than welcome, so bring the whole family. Open for lunch and dinner during the week and Saturday nights as well. Bookings are a good idea. Simply contact reception. To see their new menu, click here. There will be daily specials as well, there really is something for everyone.


Dkor Interiors also opened during March. They specialise in European bed heads, furniture and homewares. They will also custom make furniture for you. The store is located near the Commonwealth Bank on Longueville Road. Read more about them in our business directory.


They suggest you pop in and speak to them about any furniture you have which could do with an update. Dkor Interiors will help you turn your furniture into something new by:

  • Re-Upholstering – It’s as easy as choosing the fabric you want from their huge collection of fabrics in store
  • Re-painting – Repainting your dining table or the French Loui Chair that you inherited can add years to your furniture combining this with new fabric and you have a brand new piece of furniture at half the price.

chair from Dkor Interiors Lane Cove

Launching This Week/Opening Soon

Leanne Clout – Virtual Assistant – With 20+ years of expertise in the areas of executive support, administration, event management & research across the finance, legal, retail, property, business consultancy and research sectors, Leanne knows how to partner with professionals to assist them in managing their day to day operations. With a wealth of experience developing processes and managing projects to support business objectives and contribute to their on-going success.

Following a successful career in the corporate world, supporting CEO’s, business units and managing teams focusing on driving administrative efficiency, Leanne took on the toughest role of all, motherhood. With her family grown, Leanne founded Clout Virtual Assistants, a virtual assistant consultancy and she has built a profitable business providing business owners and corporations in Sydney, nationally and globally with key services, including:

Wordsmithing / Creating / Editing (Word/PowerPoint)
Proof reading & editing
Manuscript and Thesis transcription
Product / Service / Industry / Customised / Glassdoor research
Resume and LinkedIn Services

To enquire about how Clout Virtual Assistants can help you, contact her via this link

Leanne Clout

About Life will be opening in the old Thomas Dux Store on March 31st. The Opening Weekend of fun activities has been planned to kick off their Lane Cove store. This is what will be happening over the weekend.



7:00am – 8:00am


10:00am – 4:00pm (store is open from 7.00am – 8.00pm)

– About Life tote bags for the first 500 grocery customers Bike n Blend
– Scarecrow and Garden Patch for the little ones
– Tastings, sampling and demonstrations


10:00am – 4:00pm (store is open from 7.00am – 8.00pm)

– Tractor and Garden Patch for the little ones
– Bike n Blend
– Tastings, sampling and demonstrations


For further information visit

About life lane cove


Stain Lane Cove is evolving. The delightful Tasia from Stain Hunters Hill has relocated to Stain Lane Cove and will be working with the staff to bring some exciting new concepts and plans to Stain Lane Cove. ITC was a bit excited when we heard all her plans (so stay tuned). Stain now opens for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5.30-9.30pm. Tasia was a driving force on the Hunters Hill restaurant scene and was one of the people who helped put together the Hunters Hill Street Feast (ITC would love to see something like that in Lane Cove).

An interesting bit of trivia for you: the person who developed the idea of the Street Feast has a business in Lane Cove West with her husband. Pop down and see Elizabeth at Eurocycles Electric Bikes.

STain cafe dinner lane cove


Bliss Hair and Body have been in Riverview for 17 years. Kimberley and her team work with you to make you feel special. We have seen some of their work. Bliss has just reopened their Beauty Room, and it looks incredibly peaceful and relaxing. They are now also listed in our business directory – so you can find all their details quickly. If you don’t want to fight for a car park in Lane Cove, then pop on over and see Kimberly.

Bliss 1


Learning with Confidence has relocated from the shops above Blue Illusion to 96A Longueville Road, Lane Cove. Learning with Confidence is founded on holistic student care. In addition to coaching in a range of subjects, they offer support to students with organisation, study skills, stress management and time management.  They often get asked about tutors and you may like to check out their webpage and Facebook page.

Learning with Confidence Lane Cove


Harbourline Real Estate in Greenwich have moved into new premises on Greenwich Road

Harbourline Real Estate

Sushi Maru has new signage – it looks pretty schmick (and appeared just before the reopening of the Lane Cove Sushi Bar). As our good friend Avo from Zapperelli’s Pizza says – there is room for everyone in Lane Cove if you are good enough. The more competition, the better!!!!

sushi maru


We have heard a new Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar might be moving into the old BBQ Kitchen shop on Longueville Road. The owner apparently has a Spanish Tapas Bar in the City.

New Spanish Restaurant

Massage Envy to come to Lane Cove: Massage Envy is an American company associated with Anytime Fitness. It seems they may be rebranded as Massage Collective. In the US, having a Massage Envy membership means having access to massages, spa facials, and products and at hundreds of locations nationwide. Apparently you can enjoy less stress, more energy and improved wellness on your schedule. ITC noticed they were advertising for staff at their Flagship Lane Cove store (oh ITC does love a good flagship store).

massage collective


Congratulations to Burns Bay Physiotherapy for 20 years in Lane Cove. You will see us mention stores that are closing, but it is also great to celebrate businesses in Lane Cove who have been around for a substantial time. Burns Bay Physiotherapy was established in Lane Cove 20 years ago by sisters Ann Ross and Jill Ross, who are Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Kirsty Tradell began working as a physiotherapist at Burns Bay Physiotherapy in October 2014. The practice currently has 3 Physiotherapists who are all well qualified and experienced.  Burns Bay Physiotherapy is now listed in our business directory.

Burns Bay Physio Celebrating 20 years
Burns Bay Physio Celebrating 20 years in Lane Cove

If you have a business or know a business that is celebrating a milestone, please let us know at [email protected]

For Sale

Zest Cafe is still available for purchase. So if you fancy owning a cafe in Lane Cove here is the for sale link.

zest lane cove arcade

New Business Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory

Longueville Road Chiropractic Service  Their mission is to help people make informed decisions about their healthcare and offer strategies to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through Chiropractic care, in order to get you pain-free and living the life your body is designed to live. Optimal physical, mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of symptoms and disease gives one the highest level of functionality. They take a wholistic approach to your health care and create an individualised care plan that includes Chiropractic adjustments, nutritional advice/supplementation, appropriate exercise and rehabilitation and lifestyle advice to help you reach your health goals.

Their multidisciplinary practice enables us to refer easily when required, and our affiliations with a team of Holistic Dentists ( bite, jaw and airway difficulties), Scoliosis specialists and our Corrective exercise kinesiologists gives our patients a truly integrated approach to health.

Renude Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic  offers a free pre and post treatment for tattoo removal using Cold or Low-Level Laser to improve your tattoo removal outcomes and reduce your discomfort. There is no heat just healing light.  Their clinic in Sydney is equipped with state of the art Q-switched laser and Low-Level Laser Technology (LLLT) which can remove all tattoo colours in fewer treatments and with less discomfort. Unlike the TV ad where the mature lady  is cooking with a faded tattoo, you can remove yours.

Wade’s Compounding Chemist and Lane Cove Wellness CentrePhillip Wade has built the most amazing integrated wellness chemist, sleep apnoea, naturopath and weight loss clinic. Their motto is: our pharmacy dispenses what you really want – health. They are also a compounding chemist. Phillip Wade was introduced, as a relatively young pharmacist, to the positive health benefits that natural medicine could achieve, he decided to become formally trained in Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine and Homoeopathic Medicine. He then acquired full qualifications as a Naturopath. That means that his pharmacy can offer other health solutions to complement the effects of pharmaceutical medicines. Find out more here

Sommer Studio  is a boutique design studio focused on producing beautiful artwork that you’d be proud to show your clients & friends. Based in Lane Cove with clients Australia wide.They do beautiful small business artwork, from re-branding, digital design, advertising, social media, signage & installations. If you’re after something special, they would like to chat!

Lane Cove Poolmart  is another business located in Burns Bay Road Shops that has been around for many years. They know their stuff. There is probably not a pool in Lane Cove that at one stage or another has been tested, maintained or cleaned by them. Find our more here

Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors  Husband and wife team, Hayden & Caroline Folbigg, have been Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers for more than 15 years, providing smart, local mortgage advice to Lane Cove residents. Hayden was born in the area and the couple has raised their family there as well. They love the great village atmosphere, aquatic centre and most mornings can be found paddling on the river. They believe that Lane Cove offers value when compared to neighbouring suburbs with many properties still having good size blocks.

Hayden and Caroline are the authors of the popular Lane Cove property Facebook page – Blog 2066. You should like this page if you are house hunting.

With a Diploma in Financial Services and Mortgage Broking Management, both Hayden and Caroline are Authorised Credit Representatives under Smartline’s Australian Credit Licence and are Accredited Mortgage Consultants with the Mortgage Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

TEE 4 TWO with DAVE MARTIN – Weekends at the Lane Cove Country Club  Tee 4 Two wants to serve you the best hamburgers in Lane Cove, from the BBQ on the deck at Lane Cove Country Club. Dave brings to the Club many years of experience in coffee shops and cafes, and BREAKFAST IS A SPECIALITY!

Saturdays from 9.30am and Sundays from 10.00am   More information on the Lane Cove Country Club here.

Playbook Coaching  Do you have goals and dreams but not sure how to achieve them? Not sure how to overcome any road blocks that get in the way? Not sure how to manage your time so you actually can have it all?

We have years of experience in self-development courses, coaching and working in the health and fitness industry. Whether you are searching for a personal coach, a short development course or something tailored for your business needs, Playbook Coaching can help. Working together we will use many skills to tailor a program or a session to achieve your desired outcomes.

Service Heroes  Savvy owners turn to Service Heroes, for fast, friendly, reliable service, up front prices and total peace of mind. If your home or business is in need of electrical & plumbing maintenance, be it emergency repairs or scheduled servicing, then you need a SERVICE HERO!

Service Heroes are available 24/7 to come to your home or business, fix almost any plumbing or electrical issue faster than a speeding bullet, and leave you delighted with their superhuman customer service!  They are located in Lane Cove West.

Bollywood Dance Your Way to Fun and Fitness  Bollywood dance is a fun & vibrant form of modern Indian dance. Inspired by the high energy music of Bollywood movies, this form of dance uses vibrant & cheeky yet graceful choreographed moves for a great workout and lots of fun!

You will stretch, tone, strengthen core, improve flexibility, boost confidence & meet new friends whilst getting a cardio work out!

Monsuun Dance’s workshops and courses are taught in a professional & fun environment. You will learn some of the basic Indian “mudras” (traditional hand gestures) and facial expressions, along with popular Bollywood dance moves. After warming up with body isolation, basic dance steps & technique, you will learn a fun choreographed routine!

Suitable for all adults of all levels! Beginners are welcome (no prior dance experience required). They have workshops and courses – so check out our events calendar for information. Their next six-week course starts on 6th May 2016.

Businesses We Just Found Out About

Scented Living

Scented Living? Unlock Your Senses Beautifully hand crafted candles made with love especially for you ? ✨ Scented Soy ?Natural Bees Wax ??????

scented living

Have we missed anything? Gee we hope not as there has been a bit going on around the Cove. Please let us know if we have or there is any milestone we should celebrate.

The Business Directory information above is provided by the Business Directory Members and has not been written by ITC – we are just reproducing it here for you for convenience.


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