Lane Cove Business Round Up February 2017

lane cove community hub

Welcome to our Lane Cove Business monthly round up of all business happenings during February 2017. If it opened, closed, rebranded, refurbed or anything else, we’ve (hopefully) covered it here!

New Businesses/Now Open

Lane Cove Business Hub

​Brand new community facilities are now open in the recently completed Little Street development. Known as the Lane Cove Community Hub, the facility includes the new Terrace Function Room, capable of holding a function for over 150 people with access to the adjacent commercial kitchen. There is also a purpose-built space for Lane Cove and North Side Community Services which incorporates the Park View Room (a 70 person community space) and studios for the Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre.

Built on the site of the former 87-space Little Street Car Park, the community facilities are contained within an impressive development that includes 200 public car spaces as well as private residences and associated parking also within the building. A pedestrian footbridge over to the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre is also now open providing full off-street access for Aquatic Centre users who park within the Little Street Car Park.

lane cove community hub

Existing Businesses We Just Heard About

Made by Jes

We recently discovered this local handmade candle maker, Made by Jes. She makes Soy Candles in stunning packaging.

made by jes

Ever So In Love

Another talented Lane Covian is Ever So In Love. She makes beautiful handmade artificial & fresh Flower Crowns made to order for all occasions. Bridal, flower girl, baby shower, hens, kids, festivals, parties etc

ever so in love

Opening Soon

Birdwood Cafe

Birdwood Cafe is due to open very soon. It is owned by the Double Roasters team from Marrickville. They are currently advertising for staff. The cafe is opening in Birdwood Lane, just across from the Rosenthal car park.


New Ownership/Management or Business Changes

Lane Cove Golf Club

Michael Meade has resigned from his position of President of the Lane Cove Golf Club.

Dear Members,
I am pleased to advise that at the Club Board meeting on 20 February, I handed over the Presidency to Alan Moss. After 2 1/2 years in the job, (having advised at the 2016 AGM, that I intended to step down), it’s timely to do so almost half way through the year. I am very pleased to hand over to Alan, please offer him and the Board your continued full support.
I’ll be staying on as a Director for the immediate future.
With kind regards,
Michael Meade

Michael meade
ITC with Michael Meade

North Shore Gym

During February, North Shore Gym announced new Opening Hours

We are excited to be able to extend our services to more people in the Lane Cove community, and our current members are absolutely loving the changes!

north shore gym hours


The Diddy Bistro – The Lawns

In our January 2017 Business Round Up we announced that The Lawns had opened at the Longueville Sporting Club (aka The Diddy). Well, they ended up trading for a grand total of 9 days, and then shut.  However the Diddy and the Bistro are still open and a new operator has taken over and the menu is below




The Club has now taken over the Bistro and the new menu is below


Chemist Warehouse

News on the street is that the Chemist Warehouse located in the 73 Longueville Road Arcade is closing soon, and merging with the other Chemist Warehouse, located between Len Wallis Audio and About Life.

chemist warehouse


For the Love of Music

Originally located upstairs in Central Arcade, at 105-109 Longueville Road, For the Love of Music has moved across the road to the arcade at 102-104 Longueville Road.

for the love of music

Milestones/Special Mentions

The Source Bulk Foods

Time flies in the wholefoods world! The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove are celebrating their 1st Birthday. The gang at The Source love to party so much, they have been indulging in a month-long celebration, giving away prizes to customers.

the source bulkfoods

Soulful Fitness

Congratulations to Soulful Fitness for being a Finalist in the 2017 Australian Small Business Awards.

We are thrilled to be a finalist for the second year running in the Australian Small Business Awards. Thank you to our amazing team and community of members for all of your support. Small business is not easy, but its worth it when you get to come to work and inspire people to be their best every day. Namaste.

soulful fitness


There is a rumour that Artisan Brooklyn has new owners. We are investigating.

For Sale/For Lease

Are you a pet lover who would like to buy an existing, popular local pet business – details HERE

Thinking of getting into hospitality and want to own a local business? We spotted a few cafes/restaurants for sale – HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

If you’re looking for an empty premises to lease, how about this shop in the heart of Lane Cove, next to the Burns Bay Bookery? Allen Estate Agents will be relocating to another suburb.

allens for lease

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory this Month

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

Energy Ninja

Energy Ninja is an energy efficiency consultancy service who has consulted with residents of the Ku-ring-gai Council area for over 7 1/2 years under a different business name. I have lived around Lane Cove for a number of years, and intend to help households to reduce their energy bills in the lower North Shore.


Cobden & Hayson

At heart we are boutique agencies designed to reflect the culture and unique community environments of Sydney’s inner urban fringe.

There is no secret to our success – Cobden & Hayson know local property and people like no other and are dedicated to being part of the area’s ongoing growth. Experience, insight, innovation and sheer hard work are the drivers of our business. Our people share a common vision of excellence and are fuelled by a passion for what they do.


Pilates First

Welcome to Pilates First located in Lane Cove on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, owned and operated by Graham Rowe. I service clientele ranging from 16 years old to 80 because of the unique range of services offered, and the ability to match these services to the particular needs and requirement of each individual. I see many regular clients include players from both the Greater Western Sydney(GWS) AFL Team and The Sydney Kings Basketball team who understand the importance role Pilates plays in body maintenance training.

Pilates First

James A Shevlin Solicitor and Advocate

James Shevlin is an experienced local solicitor. No time to see a Solicitor, no worries James will come to your house and help you out. James is also a Notary Public. Justices of the Peace (JPs) in Australia  are not qualified to witness documents for use in foreign countries. However a Notary Public can witness documents for use overseas.

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