Lane Cove Business Round Up August 2016

lane cove business plaza

Welcome to our Lane Cove monthly round up of all things Business during August 2016. If it opened, closed, rebranded, refurbed or anything else, we’ve (hopefully) covered it here!

New Businesses

A few new businesses opened in August.

Pho Sam Vietnamese Noodle House

Pho Sam Vietnamese Noodle House is now open.  It is located in the plaza next to the newsagent.  We walked past at lunchtime on Wednesday and the restaurant was packed!!!!

Pho Sam Noodle House

My Secret Home Baker

Don’t have time to bake? Tired of consuming highly processed & packaged or stale baked treats? Hosting a gathering or have one to be at and want a home baked cake or dessert? Want delicious, organic and wholesome home baked treats for your children’s lunch boxes without the preservatives, artificial colours or flavours, and with less sugar?

My Secret Home Baker is your secret! Everyone will think you baked it! Your home baked treats are conveniently delivered to you, to simply eat, share and enjoy. Free deliveries are offered to all Lane Cove addresses. My Secret Home Baker is the brainchild of a Lane Cove resident and she just happens to be on trend. The newest trend of home bake deliveries has been described by Lifestyle Food as uber for foodies.

You can find out more about My Secret Home Baker here


Greenwood Child Care Centre

Greenwood Early Child Care Centre opened in Lane Cove (in the new development on Epping Road – where Shell used to be).  It is a visual delight for kids. They have their own chef and they take kids from 0 to 6. When In the Cove visited the centre this was the kid’s lunch:


Genevieve Lee Bridal

We  only just noticed the other day this beautiful new store located in Greenwich. It opened in March. If you are in the market for a wedding dress, you might want to shop local.


Opening Soon


Due to open in September, Lane Covians are already champing at the bit to sample Encasa’s Spanish fare.


Artisan Brooklyn

The new sign went up for American Cafe/Restaurant/Deli Artisan Brooklyn, which is due to open in September, on the plaza.

artisan brooklyn

New Ownership/Re-opened

During the month, Story Espresso was sold, and owner Jean moved on to new ventures. He made this announcement on Facebook

Dear Story family,
Yesterday marked a very sad day for us at Story. As of yesterday we decided to part and hand over the business to another young and passionate family. It was a sensitive time so we could not make any prior announcements. I hope that you can all understand.

So with a glass (of coffee) I will say cheers and farewell to all of you amazing people that have supported me during those 4 wonderful years. It was all of you that helped create this great story – the community,the memories, the laughs, the friendships and of course the great stories that were shared amongst us. So a massive thank you to each and everyone one of you. Please do not let this stop you for you continued support for story love Jean

Rear of Central Arcade and Story

A big hello to the new owner of Dymocks.


There is a new Flower Lady in town. Lane Cove’s Flower Lady has changed ownership. Pop down to the Flower Lady and say hi to  Lyndall. 

flower lady

Nick (ex-Aristocrat Cafe) has taken over Sircus Cafe, .  Nick has advised that “Sircus will be rebranded very soon. New exciting changes and renovations are on the way. Watch this space!!”


Closing or Closed

After 62 years in Lane Cove, Romantic Notions on Longueville Road is closing down at the end of September. Marilyn and her staff would like to thank Lane Cove for their support, but it is time for a well-earned retirement. We wish them all the best in the future. You can grab some bargains as everything must go.

romantic notions


There is a rumour that a new swimming pool centre is being constructed in the Lane Cove West Business Park. The centre will be a swim school. There will be a 25m lap pool and an 8m programme pool.

Rumours of yet another new Medical Centre to open (in addition to the one currently being fit-out on Longueville Road), in the Little Street development, opposite the Aquatic Centre.

Coming Soon

We have been asked a few times why there is construction fencing around the old Mandalay Function Centre. It is being turned into a child care centre. More details when they come to hand.


A new Thai remedial massage centre will open above the plaza in the old Lane Cove Alive offices (the door next to Zjoosh). You will be pleased to know that the DA specifically states –  “strictly non sexual services”.


Congratulations to Bliss Hair and Body Lane Cove who are celebrating 17 years in Riverview. Well done Kimberly and her lovely staff.

Bliss 17th Birthday

It has been 24 years for Apple Dental in Lane Cove!!



The Lane Cove Makers Market celebrated its 7th Birthday in August. The market is held on the third Sunday of the month, in Lane Cove Plaza.

lane cove makers market

For Sale/For Lease

We always keep out eye out for businesses for sale in Lane Cove.  If you want to own a coffee shop you might want to check out this listing.

coffee cup

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory this Month

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

Birrahlee Preschool

Birrahlee is a community based preschool offering two and three day positions for 3-5 year old children. We give preference for children in the year before they start school. Birrahlee follows state school hours and terms.

We also provide before and after school care between 9-8 am and 3-4pm.

Birrahlee Kindergarten opened in 1958, although a formal document is dated 30th January 1959. As a community-based not-for-profit organisation, we aim to provide valuable initial experiences and guidance to pre-school children aged 3 – 5  in a safe, friendly and happy environment.


Flair for Beauty (previously known as Beauty in the Cove)

Passionate about skin. It is our mission to deliver superior and highly visible results to each and every guest. Flair for Beauty’s commitment to using best in class professional skin care provides flexibility to deliver original and personally tailored solutions.

A friendly welcome and sensory ambiance offers the perfect environment for our talented team of skin experts to deliver high performance facial therapies and targeted solutions.

We are inspired by our passion for skin and dedicated to providing genuine results to our guests. Flair for Beauty pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to skin health.

flair for beauty

Burns Bay Medical Centre

Burns Bay Medical Centre is a fully accredited, traditional family GP clinic based in Lane Cove, NSW.

As medical practitioners, by getting to know you and your family, we can help not only to treat your illnesses, but also understand the effects of your illness and on those around you.

As medical practitioners, by getting to know you and your family, we can help not only treat your illnesses, but also understand the effects ‘you’ have on your illness and the effects the illness has on you and those around you. Our aim is to treat you as a whole person, not just an isolated illness. We are also committed to upholding the AMA code of ethics.

travel vaccinations burns bay medical centre

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