Lane Cove Business Round Up May 2016

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It is time for our monthly wrap up on new businesses, closed businesses, rebrandings, new management and changes.  Here we go….

New Businesses

Massage Envy

ME is now open in the Anytime Fitness Lane Cove building.

Massage Envy believes total body care is an integral part of everyone’s well-being journey. Through its innovative membership model, the Massage Envy franchise system enables customers to utilize and view massage and skincare services as a regular part of their wellness routine, rather than as a luxury or only on special occasions. This belief fits with the Australian culture of putting a focus on well-being measures – like regular massages – and other complementary therapies to increase their quality of life.  You sign up to be a member then you have access to massages or facials.

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Jambo & Bros

Jambo & Bros  is a new local dog treat company.  They told us:

“We freshly bake, no-nonsense nutritional, gourmet, organic treats using only the highest quality human grade ingredients. Our recipes are formulated by Nutrition Specialists, Medical Professionals and Scientists to give your dog a much needed nutritional boost.

We also offer JAMBO’s BOX, a premium monthly dog subscription box full for organic treats, high quality toys, accessories and more!

And we don’t just stop there. For every purchase at Jambo & Bros. we donate a pack of nutritious treats to rescue organisations.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ITC FOLLOWERS –  For the month of June 2016 use Offer Code IWUVITC15 at checkout to receive 15% discount on everything online HERE.

jambo and bros

Purrfectly Organic

Organic Gourmet Cat Treats & Premium Cat Box for a Bon Vivant Kitty. We offer handcrafted gourmet organic cat treats using only human grade ingredients. Our treats have no Pesticides, Grain, Diary, Glycerine, Potassium Sorbate, Tallow, Gum or additional Salt.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ITC FOLLOWERS –  For the month of June 2016 use Offer Code IWUVITC15 at checkout to receive 15% discount on everything online HERE.

purrfectly organic

Businesses We Just Heard About

Healthy Mummy

Danielle McKenna is the local Healthy Mummy sales consultant for Lane Cove and Surrounds. Join her Closed Facebook SUPPORT group, for information about Healthy Mummy and Support with your weightloss/fitness goals in 2016 and beyond.

By being your local consultant, Danielle says:

  • I can offer one on one local support
  • I can offer one on one consultations
  • I can offer demos and tastings
  • You can pick up the same day
  • I can offer walking groups and local support.
  • Although I am a small business I can offer you great deals – just ask me!
  • A local closed Facebook support group where Mums Support other Mums through their weight loss and fitness goals.

Contact her on email: [email protected] or call  0427046617

healthy mummy

Opening Soon

A Development Application has been lodged for the building at the back of Central Arcade (where the wine bar was for a few months). It is just near Story. The DA has been submitted by Double Roasters and they have requested 30 new seats. They are serious coffee people and according to Broadsheet:

..these guys know their stuff, from single origin to terroire-specific blends, and anyone of the team is happy to chat brewing methods and flavour profiles with you.

They currently have a cafe in Marrickville (which means they have street cred).

24 Rosenthal Avenue when it was a wine bar
24 Birdwood Lane when it was a wine bar

Greenwood Early Education Centre is opening soon at 150 Epping Road, Lane Cove. They are currently taking enrollments HERE.


Coming soon to the The Village Shopping Centre is JBI Jacqueline Boyd Imaging. Jacqueline Boyd specialises in animal photography and using her images to find homes for animals in need.


Another new shop fit-out is happening on Longueville Road, rumoured to be a Real Estate Agent.

new business real estate

We told you a few months ago about the old BBQ King Shop on Longueville Road might be a Spanish Tapas bar (and you liked that idea very much).  Well guess what?  Renos have started, but we still cannot confirm or deny if it will be a Spanish Tapas shop.  Does anyone have any better info on this?

Belle Property’s national office is rumoured to be relocating to the Bikram Yoga building at 42-46 Longueville Road.


A new kebab shop on Mowbray Road where the old bakery used to be – it will be run by Cafe Geo.


And there is yet another shop, freshly leased and currently being fit-out on Longueville Road, below Patchai Restaurant.

Also rumours of another Thai Massage place possibly opening above the plaza, in the old Lane Cove Alive premises in the Lane Cove Plaza. We must love our Thai Massages (there are three in Lane Cove Village area already).

New Ownership

One Seed Patisseries is under new ownership. Harry is delightful. He specialises in sourdough and brioche. He also has some amazing cakes (including sweet potato mousse). You can also order birthday cakes and other celebration cakes.

One seed

La Provence has been sold and a new owner has now taken over –  we would love to show you a picture of the owner but he did not want his photo taken.

Rebranded/Moved/Refurb/Change Hours

Lane Cove Optical has fresh new signage on their Longueville Road premises.

Lane Cove Optical

Ray White Lane Cove has re-modeled and their offices are looking schmick!

Ray white exterior

Yogabowl has a lovely shiny new and improved WEBSITE.


Cafe Geo has launched a new breakfast menu and they are now open all days for breakfast, except for Mondays. The Cafe is run by Monica and she has introduced a new menu.


Closing or Closed

While we are always sorry to see businesses closing down, we aren’t surprised that Fear No Ink Tattoo has closed, seemingly for good this time.

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Anytime Fitness is closed for renovations. They will be reopening on 21 June 2016 and will be twice the size that they are now. They will have new equipment and some new classes for you to take.


Congratulations to Soulful Fitness, who celebrated their 1st Birthday this month.

Studio Director, Amanda Bracks, said:

“I just want to express my gratitude to all of the amazing instructors and members who have believed in being part of something different and believed in the benefits health and wellness brings to one’s life by joining our community. We have been very passionate about what we do and have strived to constantly deliver new programs and amazing experiences to ensure we are supporting you mentally, spiritually and physically in this busy world.”

“Thank you to all the loving hearts we have met along the way who attend our classes regularly. Our community is full of the most beautiful members and we love seeing your progression, it is just inspiring to watch you get stronger, become pain free, lose weight, gain flexibility, improve stability and just become overall happier and more confident. We are excited to see what the next year brings. Happy birthday Soulful studio! Namaste, Amanda Bracks, Studio Director”

soulful fitness

Another 1st Birthday celebration this month for Emporio Organico. Located in Crows Nest, Kitsa is a long term Lane Cove Resident and ITC supporter.

Emporio Organico was born with the vision of helping clients end the wild goose chase in finding chemical free lifestyle products. Kitsa and her team have curated clean, practitioner-tested products so customers can be provided with a spectrum of holistic, stress-free organic solutions under one roof.

emporio organico

Congratulations to Zjoosh for their four-year anniversary.  They started in Lane Cove and they now have 8 stores and 1 sister store Quintessence in Northbridge.


For Sale

The Flower Lady in the Coles Arcade is for sale – find our more here.

For Lease

The Claphams Antique Building is for lease you can find it here

246 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove NSW 2066 Retail Property for Lease 501973534

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory

The information provided below is provided by our Business Directory members.

Curvy Bras

Curvy is a specialist in harder to find bra sizes that you’ll actually love to wear. With sizes up to 26K, you’ll feel beautiful from the inside out.

Based in Lane Cove West, we offer free pickup and free returns, so you can shop with us risk free!

curvy bras

Plumber to the Rescue

Plumbing problems? If you’re after reliable, honest, and hard-working plumbers in Lane Cove, Plumber To The Rescue is here to repair what your husband fixed. Blocked drains? No hot water? No problem! We’re here to help!

Plumber to the rescue

Electrician to the Rescue

Electrician to the Rescue has worked consistently for the last three decades in the North Shore region & we have scores of satisfied customers across the state. No electrical job is too complicated for us & we handle even the smallest of electrical issues with the highest levels of commitment. There are always times when you feel that you will be able to handle small electrical repairs or faults by yourself.

Electrician to the rescue

LJ Hooker Lane Cove

Located in the heart of Lane Cove and trading since 1975, our office boasts some of the most experienced staff in Lane Cove area with a combined 113 years of real estate expertise. Our office prides itself on its level of service and our satisfied clients are the sole factor in the success of LJ Hooker Lane Cove, as the majority of our listing opportunities are via recommendations or repeat business.


Blunts Real Estate

Over 90 Year History – and still on that same course mapped out so long ago which has steered it ably into the twenty-first century. They are taking care to meet the challenges of rapidly changing times. Utter enthusiasm combined with a dedication to providing seamless service to clients is typical of each staff member at Blunts. “Boutique Real Estate” is a fitting term to describe them…individual attention, specialist service, quality, dedication and expertise are all kept at the forefront of Blunts’ mission to serve the community.


MJK Woodworking

MJK Woodworking is a local business offering services for the home and garden, including;
Custom Furniture Design; Furniture Repair and restoration; Home maintenance; and DIY. They have a woodwork workshop at home where custom furniture and other items for the home and garden can be made.

MJK Woodworking

Bakers Delight Lane Cove

Bakers Delight Lane Cove is open 7 days a week, and bakes up bread, rolls, scones, pastries and more, fresh daily!


Cafe Geo

Cafe Geo is a cafe by day and a pizza parlour by night. We will soon be launching a new and exciting breakfast menu. Our Gourmet Pizza with our dough made on the premises are fresh and tasty. You must try our Lane Cove Special.

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Loving Care Mobile Veterinary Service

Loving Care Mobile Veterinary Service is just like going to the vet but most importantly, without the stress of getting pets into the car and to the clinic, and without the risk of infection from other animals, which is especially important for young pups and kittens. Our clients appreciate the individual care offered to the animals. For more about our services read here.



Crayons – Imagine Creative Learning. Can you? We can. At Crayons, we imagine creative learning has endless possibilities for children of all ages and abilities. Every child has the ability to imagine and create extraordinary things and through this process they learn and gain confidence.

Crayons is an Australian owned family business born out of the frustration of an evidently limited range of fun educational activities, gifts, toys and technologies suitable for babies, toddlers, children and early teens.


Cubbyhouse Childcare

Cubbyhouse Childcare is a safe, friendly and nurturing environment where your child has the opportunity to explore, discover, play, learn and grow at their own pace. It is located on Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North.




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