Lane Cove Business Round Up October 2016

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

Now Open/New Businesses

Lane Cove Doctors Medical Centre

There is a new Bulk Billing Family Medical Centre in town – Lane Cove Doctors Medical Centre. It is open 7 days a week. Located on Longueville Road, in the store that used to house Shoe Superstore.

lane cove doctors

Disc Exodus

Just launched at the end of October, Disc Exodus is a small business started by Lane Cove locals. They can convert all of your CD’s to various digital formats.

Disc Exodus take the pain out of converting and backing up your CD collection to your computer or media server. We want to help you rediscover your music collection!

disc exodus


Bella Bacio Cafe

Lane Cove’s newest cafe, Bella Bacio, is now open under the Savanna Apartments on Centennial Avenue, near Mowbray Road.

bella bacio cafe

Coming Soon

L’valle Hair Salon

A new hairdresser will open in the Rosenthal Arcade, at 83 Longueville Road.

At L’Valle, we believe that the hairs integrity is the most important thing when doing any hair service. Included in all our hair services we use a combination of Pure Essential oils and a styling Range- Qaba, that has 100% no sulphate and 100% no silicon which is made right here in Australia- Melbourne.

L’Valle is also Sydneys first salon to be 100% Qaba concept. Qaba’s colour range is also lower in ammonias which are more gentle on the exterior and interior of the hair shaft, leaving the hair feeling silky and full of shine after a colouring service.





Existing Businesses We Just Heard About

Sydney Oyster Girls

How’s this for a fab idea. a Greenwich local, Maria, contacted us about her unique business. She is the owner of Sydney Oyster Girls.

I’ve imported specially designed oyster belts from Europe which allow my staff to roam parties with a bucket of freshly closed oysters around their waist. They open the oysters on the spot then continue to serve it nicely on a serviette with a fork and dress it with a condiment of the guest’s choice before handing if over for the guests to enjoy. It’s a new catering concept here in Australia and currently we’re the only ones doing it here in Sydney.

sydney oyster girls

Two Are One

Two are One are a creative team of  a photographer (Amanda) and a designer (Kara) that love to capture your special story.  They have both worked in the publishing,design and advertising industries for 20 years or so.

At Two are One we specialise in portraits, stationery, weddings, albums and celebrations. We would love to work with you to capture honest images showing the natural beauty of your life. Amanda will photograph you in your home or at a favourite location to make you feel at ease.

The ability to capture those magic moments is what we are all about. Whether it be your wedding, christening, engagement party, professional head-shots or just a celebration,we love to bring your images to life. You could say we are visual story tellers.

Kara designs the beautiful stationery, cards, albums and books which are gorgeous keepsakes and make wonderful gifts.

Take advantage of their Christmas special portrait shoot or buy a voucher for a friend or family. Check out their website for more information

two are one

Naran Lingerie

Launched in July 2016, Naran Lingerie is a “celebration of femininity, beauty and glamour”. While their head office is located in Greenwich, you can shop online HERE.


Sydney Car Hire – Courtesy Cars and Luxury Cars

Would you like to hire a luxury car?? There is now a new luxury car hire place on Longueville Road (near the car wash). Pop in and see Sydney Car Hire – Courtesy Cars and Luxury Cars


Forever Living

Lane Cove local Cat Irvine is now a Forever Living Distributor.  Forever Living sells natural, aloe vera based health & beauty products. There are  products for everyone including nutrition, personal care, skincare & beauty, sports & fitness. You can see her online store here.

You can contact Cat on 0424 606 597 or by email  


New Ownership/Re-opened

Lane Cove Poolmart

Goodbye to Richard & Christine Diaz, the owners of Lane Cove Poolmart (since 1978) who are moving on. The new owner is David Cameron (we don’t think he is the ex British PM but we will go to Poolmart to check it out).

One of our roving reporters told us: “They’ve done an amazing job of looking after our pool for many years. I’m sure there are lots of locals who would like to wish them the very best.”




Yogabowl is so excited to announce they have moved from the Longueville Sporting Club … literally next door to a fresh, new dedicated space upstairs in the Lane Cove Tennis Clubhouse.


You can read more about Yogabowl new plans here.  If you would like Yogabowl to come to your workplace for corporate yoga Email or call 0411 155 165.

Lane Cove Family Medical Centre

We noticed that the small medical centre on Longueville Road, located south of Lane Cove Public School, has rebranded.


Closing or Closed

Buby Bling

The kids clothing, accessories and homewares shop, Buby Bling is closing/closed. It was located in the Lane Cove Arcade.  We did hear a rumour that it was going to be a formal hire business but have yet to have that confirmed.

Buby Bling


David R Todd a local lane cove solicitor has retired.  We wish him the best of luck.  You may have seen David walking around Lane Cove with his trusty dog.  David was spotted last year at the Food and Wine Festival by the River.

Photo Source: Lane Cove Council
Photo Source: Lane Cove Council


A couple of months ago we mentioned that the team from the Grounds of Alexandria were looking to open another ‘Grounds’ close to Lane Cove, in Artarmon. It looks like they have dropped the idea for now… but we’re still holding hope that Kevin Bacon’s pals may set up shop in the vicinity down the track.


In the Cove

In the Cove’s Facebook site turned 4 in October. Who would have thought that a FB site set up for some friends would now have over 7 500 Facebook followers? Thank you Lane Cove for embracing In the Cove.  Thank you also to Sue Manning, In the Cove’s Website Administrator for all her hard work.



Congratulations to Pureflowers who are celebrating 5 years as owners of Lane Cove’s longest operating florist. Lud and Ellen took over Ellen’s florist 5 years ago, however the florist shop has been operating in Lane Cove for over 20 years.


To celebrate this milestone event, Pureflowers is giving away a candle a week for November.  All you have to do is Email us and in 25 words or less tell us your favourite flower and why. Make sure you include your name and address and telephone number. This is a game of skill and not chance. Comp closes 30 November 2016 and there will be a winner drawn each week. You can only enter once.



Furever Pets

Congratulations to Furever Pets, who are celebrating 5 years of being part of our great Lane Cove community. In that time they have found new homes for over 370 lost or abandoned pets, that found themselves in need of a second chance. Furever Pets are located in the Village Shopping Centre, across from Coles.

furever pets

For Sale/For Lease

We always keep out eye out for businesses for sale in Lane Cove.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking of opening a restaurant – a long standing one is for sale HERE. Or a cafe HERE.


Congratulations to Figtree Greengrocer who won an award this year at the prestigious Fresh Awards. Great to see an independent business doing so well. Figtree Greengrocer offers exceptional customer service – including carrying your groceries to the car!!

You can read more about Figtree and their award HERE.

figtree award

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory this Month

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

Mirrabrook Early Learning Centre

Mirrabrook is an Early Childhood Centre, catering for 80 children per day, between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years.

At Mirrabrook, our mission is to create an early learning centre of excellence for children. The centre will provide an environment for young children to enjoy a range of learning experiences that will foster self-esteem, resilience, imagination, curiosity and the motivation to become a lifelong learner.


Cake Shack Sydney

At Cake Shack Sydney we want every experience to be a unique one, providing people with great service, amazing cakes and wonderful memories.

Cake Shack Sydney put in 100% attention to detail every time!

cake shack

Well Spine Healthcare

At Well Spine Healthcare, we have a committed team of experienced chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists. We offer personal hands-on and active therapy to help people return from injury and maintain healthy lifestyle.

Well Spine Healthcare specialise in the treatment and prevention of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions for all ages. We strive to keep up to date with the latest musculoskeletal evidences. This ensures you are receiving the best available treatment and advice for your presenting conditions.


xchange air

At xchange air we in a unique industry where we specialise in poorly ventilated homes. Homes that suffer from damp, mould, musty smells, condensation issues and trapped heat.

We install permanent solutions to fix these issues by installing mechanical ventilation systems in the roof and sub floor. These include Positive Input Ventilation Systems that inputs dry, fresh filtered air into the homes to force out damp and stop condensation leaving a clean and healthy environment for the entire family and our sub floor mechanical ventilation systems which are installed under the floors and are there to protect homes from damp musty smells, mould + mildew, termites and help protect your timber floors from the damp ground beneath. Read more…

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Porter’s Liquor Northwood

Porter’s Liquor Northwood is a locally owned bottle shop in the suburb of Northwood on Sydney’s lower north shore, part of the Lane Cove Council area. The owners have operated the business for 36 years. They offer friendly service, experienced staff and great specials. They are a generous sponsor of local sporting groups and charities.

Porter’s Liquor have free delivery to the local area and a party service which includes glasses, tubs and ice. Corporate and private accounts available.


Learning with Confidence

At Learning with Confidence, our team of dedicated, hard-working tutors will tailor their instruction to your child’s individual needs. We can help with everything from study skills to stress management, as well as providing high quality specialist coaching across a range of subjects.
Learning with Confidence is founded on holistic student care. We recognise the sheer amount of pressure students are under to perform. Our aim is to provide our students with the tools and the confidence to navigate their education with ease.


lcw learning with confidence

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