Lane Cove Business Round Up September 2016

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

Now Open/New Businesses


Encasa opened in the middle of September, and they have really hit the ground running, with reports of being pretty full most nights, and rave reviews about the food, and friendly staff. Even better news – Encasa is owned by Lane Cove locals!


Artisan Brooklyn

Another newbie during the month, Artisan Brooklyn is open, and offering a range of American style meals, along with a tempting looking deli. Since opening, we are pleased to report that they have added a Kids Menu too.

artisan Brooklyn

Cushions ‘R’ Us

A new upholstery shop called Cushions ‘R’ Us has opened on Mowbray Road West, in Lane Cove North.


Lane Cove Fine Thai & Remedial Massage

Another Thai Massage place has opened ITC. Lane Cove Fine Thai & Remedial Massage is located overlooking the plaza, upstairs above Blue Illusion. A friend of ITC’s has had one of the ‘Oil Massages’ and said it was on par with the other local Thai Massage salons.


Opening Soon

Bella Bacio Cafe

A cafe is opening at 1/7-13 Centennial Avenue, Lane Cove North (the Savanna Apartments). It is called Bella Bacio Cafe

bella bacio

Little Learning School

Yep, another child care centre is opening soon in Lane Cove – this one at the old Mandalay site, on the corner of Tambourine Bay Road and Burns Bay Road.

little learning school

Batch By Batch

A new bakery is planned for Northwood called Batch By Batch – delicious treats and gifts. It is a few doors up from the Riverview Vet.

This area is becoming a catering wonderland with Bespoke Catering being located next door. Check out Bespoke Catering’s Facebook as they do great catering for functions and office catering.

batch by batch

New Ownership/Re-opened

King of Kebabs is under new ownership and has longer opening hours.

King of Kebabs

The Lane Cove Club members voted to amalgamate with the Norths Group (the group that runs The Greens in North Sydney). The paperwork is still being processed by the relevant Government Departments. Once the amalgamation is official, we will let you know some new plans the new operators have for the Lane Cove Club.

Lane Cove Club


Sircus is now NiBu

Located in the Village Shopping Centre (across from Coles), Sircus Cafe is now called NiBu.


Music and Pizzas at Lane Cove Golf Club

Following much discussion and taking into consideration comments from members and guests we are excited to announce that from this Friday, 16th September an arrangement has been made with Zapparelli’s Pizza, who will deliver food to those attending the Full Swing Live Quartet on Friday evenings. Menus will be available at the bar.

You may select and order via your own phone, giving your name and table number. You may use a credit card to pay or payment will be cash on delivery. The delivery fee of $3 will be waived when you tell Zapparelli‘s it is for the Golf Club. Otherwise you can give your order to the bar staff who will phone through the order.

Lane Cove Veterinary Hospital have been busy updating their clinic, and shared the following with us

Exciting times ahead and a new look for Lane Cove Veterinary Hospital!

We thought that this was a great opportunity to share some recent developments that have taken place here at Lane Cove Veterinary Hospital. As your partner in petcare, we strive to deliver excellence in veterinary care…and now the clinic itself will also match our team’s passion and energy!

Our new look signals a new era for Lane Cove Veterinary Hospital. You may have noticed some changes around the place! Our new and improved puppy pre-school area has a picket fence as well as an artificial grass covering for all the puppies! Also, keep an eye out for our mascots Rusty the dog, Rosie the cat and their group of friends. See if you can spot them on the Pacific Highway side of the clinic.

The exterior changes are only the beginning! In the coming months our clinic revamp will continue with changes and redesigning of our reception and consulting rooms for the convenience of our clients. We can’t wait to share and reveal these renovations as they develop.

lane cove vet front sign

Closing or Closed

After 62 years in Lane Cove, Romantic Notions on Longueville Road closed 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.

romantic notions



Yogabowl ~ Corporate & Yoga Services is on the move. After 11 years at the Longueville Sporting Club (aka The Diddy), they are moving next door to the Lane Cove Tennis Club.

It is a beautiful, clean, airy space. Looking out big windows at the sky, the trees and the sunset. Lovely calm energy in the space.

When do they move?
The Tennis Club will be their permanent home as of Monday 10th October. Until then, watch the timetable for classes at both venues. Our last class @ The Diddy will be Sat 8th Oct.

Stay tuned for details of the house-warming party.


Lane Cove Dance Academy

We’re not entirely sure if LCDA are relocating, or just expanding, but they have taken over the space upstairs in Lane Cove Arcade, which used to be home to Xago, across the hall from Vision Personal Training.

lane cove dance academy


Pssst we have heard a rumour that the old Tattoo Parlour in the Village Shopping Centre will now be a new Personal Training Studio. We will let you know more when we find out more.

The small shop at the bottom end of Library Place, that used to be home to Art of Beauty, is currently being refurbished. Rumour has it that it will soon be home to Lunar Design, a clothing store stocking “casual wear imported from China”.

lunar design

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.  

There is also another coffee shop/cafe for sale that makes it owns in house gelato – listing is HERE.

If you would like to own an Italian Restaurant – there is one FOR SALE in Lane Cove.

Do you want to run a hair dressing salon in Lane Cove?  Check out this long standing Lane Cove business that is for FOR SALE.

hair salon

Perhaps you want to start a completely new business – the old Romantic Notions shop is for lease. Details are HERE.

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory this Month

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

Insight Education and Careers

Unsure of what to do after finishing High School? Unhappy with the degree you are undertaking? No matter what your results, or where you currently are in your studies, let the experts find an option that will lead you to the future you really want!

We are a collective of education professionals, teachers and academic advisers who have had extensive industry experience that we wish to share. We aim to find the best option for each of our customers by getting a true understanding of what they want and how they learn, and develop a tailored plan of options that will assist them in finding the right pathway of study, career and life they want.

insight education

Suzie’s Restaurant

Suzie’s Restaurant is owned by Tony Cui and named after his girlfriend Suzie.Tony started his cooking career in 2007. After his experience working at Quay and Aria restaurants, he decided to open his first restaurant in Lane Cove.

We are doing Modern European cuisine which is mostly French and Italian, also combining the best part of others such as Spanish, Japanese etc. We are highly focused on our product and service. We make everything in house and always provide the most accommodating service.


Big Wild Imagination

Big Wild Imagination creative workshops provide children with experiences, resources and environments that let their imagination and creativity run wild.

We are two early childhood professionals with big, wild imaginations. We love teaching, guiding and providing children with opportunities to play. Our passion lies in creating environments and experiences that ignite interest and fascination in children – Big Wild Imagination!

big wild imagination

Restore Health & Wellness

At Restore Health & Wellness we help to keep you healthy, flexible, balanced and energetic, even in times of inactivity, stress or injury.  We are a multi-disciplinary allied health clinic, comprised of a team of health practitioners who are skilled, enthusiastic and love what they do.  We work as individuals or as a team to help you achieve your optimum health and vibrancy.

If you are searching for an osteopath on the north shore, all our practitioners are registered and highly skilled in their fields, with expertise and experience in a wide range of problems.  Restore is also renown for acupuncture, which has been shown to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, relax muscles and reduce swelling.


Love Landscapes

Love Landscapes is a landscape design and construction business based in Lane Cove on Sydney’s leafy North Shore. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality services, bringing your landscaping dreams to life.

Our team has over 15 years combined experience in both residential and commercial landscaping and we possess the knowledge, experience and skills to get the job done. Our team consist of qualified tradesman who are constantly developing new skills and techniques as well as creative ideas which help us to stay fresh and innovative.



Mark Danielian from BuildCentric provides Carpentry & Handyman services for Lane Cove and the local surrounding areas.

From hanging a picture, painting or plastering walls to building a timber deck or even a garden flat. Mark takes great pride in maintaining, restoring and building aspects of your home property.


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