Lane Cove Business Round Up April 2016

Welcome to our round-up of Business openings, closings, rebrandings, and more, in Lane Cove during April 2016.

New Businesses


We welcome to the Lane Cove West Business Park a Lane Cove family run business. The family behind Curvy live in Lane Cove North and work in the Lane Cove West Business Park (so they are Lane Cove all the way!!).

Curvy sells lingerie online; specialising in harder to find sizes (D to K Cup). They are offering free collection and returns at Storage King Lane Cove (did you know that numerous lane cove businesses use Storage King Lane Cove as their office/warehouse/distribution centre?). They also sell Robyn Lawley Swimwear (from size 10 to 20). So check out their website and support a Lane Cove family.

As a special offer to ITC likers (and with Mother’s Day just around the corner), Curvy is offering a 10% discount. Just use the promo code INTHECOVE (valid to 30 June 2016) at their checkout.



Lane Cove now has a new Co-Working Child Care business called Upswing.  If you are a small business owner, freelancer, entrepreneur, consultant, student, writer, creative or a parent who needs a couple of hours to focus on your home admin tasks (paying bills, writing emails, or other home admin tasks) this is the child care solution for you. While you work in a designated work area, your child/children will be looked after in the same Lane Cove venue by a qualified carer in a fun environment. Your child must be between 6 weeks and 6 years old. They also have a special offer for ITC followers.

Lane Cove Upswing offer


The bar above The Cake Man – Lane Cove will be Bar Blaq. It opened for one night and then due to paperwork issues, they had to close.  When they reopen they will be serving cocktails and will have an appetiser menu to enjoy with a cocktail or glass of wine. The owners are two Lane Cove locals. We will let you know when it reopens.

Businesses We Just Heard About

A² Studios  – Attention Musicians – look what we just heard about:

“A² Studios are delighted to announce that we are up and running for business. Our home studio is located in Longueville, offering affordable prices for musicians in the area. For $30 an hour, we will provide you with access to our new, high-quality equipment and an incredible recording experience. Recording spots are filling up quickly so to book your own, please visit our Facebook page, Email [email protected] or contact Emma on 0497961098. We look forward to recording with you!”

a2 studios
One of a2 studio’s first recording sessions

Swim with a Smile – Adult Swimming Lessons

Swim with a Smile may arguably be Lane Cove’s best kept secret. In fact, the business has been very discreetly running already for 2 years out of Lane Cove Physio on Longueville Road!

Petrina specializes in adult swim tuition in a completely private environment, running 1:1 lessons 7 days a week in a warm hydrotherapy pool leased for exclusive use, outside of physio business hours.  Her service recognises people’s embarrassment of learning how to swim as an adult in a public pool and there is a comprehensive range of beginner and improver courses to address various abilities and swimming goals.

To find out more about secret adult swimming lessons in the Cove, check out


swim with a smile

Loving Care Mobile Vet

How great is this service! Loving Care Mobile Vet offer a mobile veterinary service around Lane Cove, Hunters Hill and the Ryde area.  Tonia will look familiar to you – she has worked locally for years and now she comes to your home.  This is the service for the time poor – Tonia told us she has attended to a pet while the owner was holding a conference call!!  It is also a great service for people who may have mobility issues.

Check out their facebook site here!!

loving care

Raw Lounge Cafe – A Roving Reporter alerted us to a new cafe, located just across the highway in Artarmon. They told us that the Raw Lounge serve “delicious healthy salads, have friendly staff. I thought the residents of Lane Cove could do with knowing about it since it’s so close it’s almost ITC… Check it out it also has a gym”

raw lounge

Opening Soon

Greenwich Village Espresso –  is currently  only open during the day. Greenwich Village Espresso will soon be open for dinner, from Wednesday-Sunday, commencing Wednesday the 4th of May.

greenwich village espresso restaurant

Cafe in Lane Cove North – Soon the residents of Lane Cove North will have another coffee shop!!  We think (but have not yet confirmed this) that the coffee shop will be operated by the same people as Cafe Geo. It’s located where the old bakery used to be, in Lane Cove North on Mowbray Road, just near The Mowbray Road Cellars and Cafe Geo.

New Ownership and/or Rebranded/Moved

Sydney Speech Clinic – Local Speech Pathologist (and ITC Guest Blogger), Catherine Lavery, has recently rebranded her Lane Cove practice to now be known as Sydney Speech Clinic. The clinic has also moved premises, to the First Floor, at 102-104 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.

Catherine has relocated from the Village Shopping Centre. Read more about the Village Shopping Centre here!

sydney speech clinic

Bumble B’s Dinner with The Cake Man has been rebranded as Bumble B’s, with a re-vamped menu, and kitschy bumble bee salt and pepper shakers on the tables

Bumble bs

Winning Results – Created to help women “gain their healthy body blueprint”, Winning Results have moved from Lane Cove North, to a new location in Northwood, and have a gorgeous new onsite studio too.

winning results new Studio









Superstar Connect 

SP Mobile  is now called Superstar Connect. Located on the corner of Lane Cove Village, on Burns Bay Road (opposite Coles), they are a Vodafone Independent Dealer. Read more about the businesses located in the Village Shopping Centre here.

superstar connect

One Seed Patisseries is under new management. They are closed for renovations and will reopen mid May. Rumour is that the chef is a whiz with bread.

One Seed Management

Closing or Closed

Art of Beauty – We are sad to report that Donna, the lovely lady who had the reputation of doing the “best eyebrows” in Lane Cove, has moved interstate. Donna lived and worked in Lane Cove for more than 20 years.

For those ladies looking for a replacement brow-expert, we know the ladies here can help.

art of beauty


Dance Sensation Performing Arts Studio is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The school was first opened in 1996 by Director Elizabeth Cooper and still operates from its original location on Farran St, Lane Cove, as well as the school’s recently opened second studio space in Ermington.

Offering an array of dance styles to students as young as 18 months all the way to adults, Dance Sensation has grown from two teachers and a handful of young students to nine teachers and over five hundred class enrolments.

The school has long been involved in local community events over the years working with local schools, local council and local aged care facilities enabling students to refine their performance skills whilst giving back to the community.

A number of exciting events have been planned for Dance Sensation students and the local community in celebration of the schools 20th anniversary including competitions, open days, a community picnic and a special 20th-anniversary concert.

Dance Sensation is also offering new students a 20% discount off their first terms fees when they mention In The Cove.  More details on upcoming events, class times and contact details can be found at

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For Sale

Zest Cafe is still for sale and you can find the listing on Gumtree here


New Local Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory

Thank you to the following businesses, who support In the Cove (and the work we do) by listing in our business directory.  We would love it if you could support the businesses listed in our business directory.

Bliss Hair and Body

Bliss Hair and Body is located in Riverview, Lane Cove. Tucked away just off Tambourine Bay Road at Yorks Corner. Kimberly Turner and her talented team have been colouring, cutting and styling hair for the last 17 years.

They offer a wide variety of hair services attracting clients both male and female with a combination
of highly knowledgeable staff and great service. Be pampered in a luxurious beauty room, with an experienced therapist.

bliss hair

Stain Lane Cove

Stain Lane Cove is taking their restaurant/cafe to the next level. 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).

stain cafe

Cellarbrations Lane Cove

Cellarbrations in Lane Cove is an independent business. “Cellarbrations” is a buying group of independent retailers the same as IGA and Mitre 10. The store opened in December 2012 and they support many small wineries. Paul, the owner, was named Liquor Store Owner of the Year in 2015 by the NSW Liquor Stores Association.

If you want to match food and wine pop down to the store. The Store manager, Guy, is a chef by trade and enjoys selecting wine to go with the particular cuisine at a local eatery. He will even give you cooking tips. Cellarbrations has over 1,000 different wines in their store and probably the best craft beer selection in Lane Cove. They can also help with functions and party orders.

One of our roving reporters sent us in this review of Cellarbrations at Lane Cove.
“Cellarbrations – carry some good boutique beers and wines and always very helpful and knowledgeable with recommendations”.

cellarbrations inside

Instyle Pools and Spas

Instyle Pools and Spas has over 30 years of experience within the Australian pool industry.  They are located in Home HQ Artarmon.  The business is owned by a Lane Cove family. Instyle Pools and Spas has a huge selection of the highest quality in-ground, above ground gazebos and spas and have the delight in offering you a selection of the finest international and nationally produced pools and spas.  They have a huge selecction of spa pools for you to choose from.

Instyle Pools and Spas specialise in total back yard concepts, including landscaping, decking and 3D design landscapes. 

instyle pools cover photo

MLC Advice Lane Cove

MLC Advice Lane Cove is passionate about improving their clients’ lives by providing meaningful, personal and outstanding financial advice. Your concerns and aspirations are at the centre of everything they do.

Meet Rodel Claudio a Certified Financial Planner, Bachelor of Economics & Business, Master of Commerce in Advanced Finance, Diploma in Financial Planning.

Principal and Financial Adviser
[email protected]


Riverview Realty

We welcome Riverview Realty to our business directory. They have put together a special offer for In the Cove followers. Riverview Realty is a boutique agency results focused on achieving the maximum price, with a client engagement that is above the industry standard, we call it the “Ultimate Experience in property sales”. Their mantra is to sell your property for the highest price using their proven sales processes and the most advanced technologies.

Invite them in for free market appraisal and mention In The Cove to take advantage of a special Autumn and Spring sales listing package that includes:

– Free Pest and Building inspection
– Free lawn mowing service during the sales campaign
– Fresh flowers for open homes during the sales campaign
– plus MUCH more


Chantelle Morrell – The Limited Edition Band

Chantelle Morrell and ‘The Limited Edition’ are an energetic and dynamic pop, funk and r’n’b Sydney based covers band that know how to get the audience moving. Formed by the 2015 The Voice Contestant and lead singer, Chantelle Morrell.

chantelle morrell limited edition band

Branch Out Landscape Design

Branch Out Landscape Design is a boutique design company. Catherine Gard, the director can help you achieve the outdoor spaces you desire through the creation of inspiring and integrated outdoor design solutions.

Thoughtful and careful consultation with the client provides a platform to enable a unique design that responds to the clients needs, the surrounding landscape and architecture, and the environment in a beautiful and sustainable way to create your dream garden.


Northshore Professional Cleaning

Northshore Professional Cleaning is a family owned Lane Cove business. If we had a dollar for every time ITC had been asked for local cleaner recommendation we would be RICH. So we are so pleased to see a local cleaning company in our directory.

Northshore Professional Cleaning has over 15 years experience in the industry. They have experience in everything from commercial to industrial to domestic cleaning. They provide all services from cleaning your place of business or home to carpet cleaning, window washing and much much more. They take great pride in their work, and all our services are guaranteed.


About Life

What can we say???  Lane Cove has embraced About Life. Every time we go into the store there is a hustle and bustle. Lane Cove residents seem to enjoy sitting out the front of the shop and watching Lane Cove walk by. About Life will soon have in-store events.

About Life is a natural supermarket and wholefoods cafe with over 10,000 lines of the highest quality natural, sustainable, ethical and locally sourced products at competitive prices.

All their stores have a full-service offering of grocery, produce, meat, seafood, prepared foods, dairy, bread, health and beauty, café, self-serve food bar, and a catering division with delivery service.

Their Food Promise to you is:
• The food we sell is as close to nature as it gets
• No artificial preservatives
• No artificial sweeteners
• No artificial flavours
• No artificial colours
• No hydrogenated oils
• No antibiotics or growth hormones in our fresh meat, seafood or dairy
• No bleached flour

For more store locations, visit

about life open lane cove
Sydney Speech Clinic

Thank you to Sydney Speech Clinic for supporting ITC and listing in our directory.  (see above for further info)

Clout Virtual Assistants

Clout VA can provide administrative and professional support to business owners remotely.  Clout VA can complete all the normal tasks and projects previously allocated to full time staff. Having someone on contract frees up time and resources. There is no need for annual leave, sick leave, superannuation or maternity leave.  All you pay for is the work contracted.

Clout Virtual Assistants services include : Word and PowerPoint creation and formatting; drafting letters, thank you’s and sales copy; proof reading & editing; manuscript and thesis transcription; Research – product, service, customised; Resume production and reviewing; LinkedIn profiles.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.


Hypoxi Lane Cove

Do you eat well and train hard, but you can’t shift weight from those stubborn areas? Then you need HYPOXI – a supercharged form of exercise that helps you see results fast. The beauty of HYPOXI is that there is a product in the range to target each problem area of the body: they recognize that every woman and man is different.

HYPOXI is the first training concept to combine alternating high and low pressure with exercise to help target fat in those stubborn areas.  You can choose to visit the lane cove studio and/or the circular quay studio.


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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