Lane Cove Business Round Up April 2017

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

New Businesses/Now Open

Encounter Dating

Singles events business, Encounter Dating is preparing to celebrate its launch party hosted by celebrity MC, Paul Hancock at the iconic Greenwood Hotel in North Sydney on Friday 2 June. This will be the first in a line-up of exciting new events Encounter Dating has planned for the singles of Sydney. Registration with Encounter Dating is free, and entitles members to receive private invitations to singles events throughout Sydney.

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If you would like to attend the Singles Party you can book here.

Mater Maternity Photos

Lane Cove Mums Sarah Hulme and Kylie Dunlop from Kylie Dunlop Photography are now capturing precious moments at the Mater Hospital – if you are having a baby at the Mater or know someone having a baby, tell them all about this new opportunity.


Charlie Pidcock – Building Great Sales People

Need some help with your sales team?  

Charlie Pidcock is a seasoned sales leader who has consistently delivered results for over 20 years in industrial products and services for small, medium and large companies. He has managed and developed high performing sales teams throughout his career building long-standing, trusted relationships through value added services.

Charlie’s purpose now is to help companies and their sales teams put into place key tools to enable smarter decision making and ensure they build stronger, better relationships with their customers that result in added value for all parties. Transforming sales teams, putting good management practice into play and creating an environment of motivated people are his strengths.

Charlie uses a number of methods including group training, one on one coaching or facilitating conferences / meetings. Charlie is located at Unit 5, 46 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove.(the building behind Lawrence Dry Cleaners)

Sydney Psychology & Counselling 

The goal of Sydney Psychology & Counselling is to provide treatments that are evidence-based and cost-effective. They are located in Unit 5, 46 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove

Sarah Buchanan, Psychologist, and Director at SP&C, has a keen interest in the mental health and well-being of young people, their families and community. Through a considered and sensitive approach, the mission is to foster improved mental health outcomes for all!

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Greenwich Physio

Greenwich Physio is located in the Greenwich Shops at 2/95 Greenwich Road Greenwich. At Greenwich Physio, they offer a variety of services designed to address all aspects of care, whether your injury is acute or chronic.

Their services include:


Tattoo Fashion for Now

Now open on Longueville Road, in the old Romantic Notions shop, is Tattoo – Fashion for Now. The shop is part of a fashion group.


Anvil Cafe & Grocer

Anvil Cafe & Grocer is now open in Crows Nest. Anvil is owned by Lane Cove local Paul and ITC can highly recommend brunch. Anvil is located at 54 Alexander Street, Crows Nest.

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Closing or Closed

Indian Fusion

Farewell to Indian Fusion, who closed down during the month. They were located upstairs, at the rear of the arcade, above the Cake Man.

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New Ownership/Management or Business Changes

Renude Laser Skin Clinic

Renude Laser has added skin rejuvenation treatments to their services. Renude Laser uses the Q-switched laser, to remove most epidermal skin lesions such as freckles and sun spots, while also having the ability to treat into the dermis and target discolourations such as Melasma.

Renude Laser can now help you with:

Acne, large and clogged pores, oily skin
Facial Rejuvenation
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Freckles and Age Spots
Low Level Laser Therapy for all skin healing

Artisan Brooklyn is now Coves Restaurant & Bar


Poolmart now PoolWerx

Lane Cove Poolmart is now Lane Cove PoolWerx. They are located on Burns Bay Road.

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Lane Cove Veterinary Hospital is now called Dr Paws Lane Cove

Lane Cove Veterinary Hospital is located on Pacific Highway Artarmon and is now called Dr Paws Lane Cove. Dr Chris Sun is still the principal vet. Read Dr Sun’s article on In the Cove about the Deadly Cat Virus found in Sydney here.


Cellarbrations Lane Cove

Meet Chelsea Tang she is the new manager at Cellarbrations at Lane Cove. She has an amazing knowledge of wine. In fact, she has a Master of Oenology (ie she knows heaps about wine). If you are looking for a weekend drink, drop in and see her at Cellarbrations Lane Cove. Cellarbrations is located under Coles. They are part of a buying group and the store is not owned by Big Business.



Lane Cove and North Side Community Aid has moved to 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove (the new building and car park opposite the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre).

Lane Cove & North Side Community Services is a local not-for-profit organisation that helps residents to live a quality and independent life in their own home and in their community. It provides Local Support for Local People

They provide services to the aged and people living with a disability including Social Activities, Gardening, Nursing, Podiatry, Community Care Advisory, clean sheets and towels, home delivered meals, home modifications, and maintenance.

The BP site on Pacific Highway Lane Cove/Artarmon is closed. The site is currently closed for upgrade works for a period of 3-4 months. If you need BP Petrol pop around and see our wonderful #itcgoldsponsors Jack & Co. Northwood on Northwood Road (aka River Road by some).


La Provence Patisserie

La Provence will be closed for 4 to 6 weeks from 8 May 2017, while they renovate their premises. It will be interesting to see the revamped business. New owners took over La Provence late last year.


Milestones/Special Mentions

Lane Cove Golf Club – 10 Years of Live Music

April 12 this year marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction to music at the Club on Friday nights. The band, then known as Unit 7 began performing on the deck, and ads for the group noted that the band has started “an Autumn season”. That autumn season has now extended to a 10 year “season”.

Over the ten years, the band has changed its name to Full Swing. The quality of music provided by these talented musicians, week in and week out, has been remarkable, and the regular attendees have enjoyed some absolutely stunning performances at a cost of almost nothing!

Why not try it out and see what you have been missing over these many years?


Bespoke Catering

Happy 2nd Birthday to Bespoke Catering! Headed up by the lovely Chel, Bespoke is located in Northwood. Check out their Instagram feed for a peek at their fab work.

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Coming Soon

Jump Swim Schools has lodged a DA to build an indoor swimming school in Lane Cove West Business Park. It will be a 13m above ground swimming pool.


For Sale/For Lease

If you fancy opening a cafe or restaurant ITC, there are some For Lease/Sale:

The old Indian Fusion (as mentioned above), located upstairs overlooking the Rosenthal car park – more info HERE.

This busy cafe might be just what you’re after – details HERE.

Want to get into the Pet supply industry? Oliver Barkley, located at Figtree Shops, is on the market. Details HERE.

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Another business for sale is the Superstar Connect Mobile Phone Repairs and Supplies shop, located on at Lane Cove Village Shopping Centre, Burns Bay Road. More info HERE.

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory this Month

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

Belle Property

Belle Property Lane Cove is a boutique real estate agency known for its innovation, professional standards and excellence in real estate sales. One of the areas most prominent and awarded principals, Simon Harrison, leads the cohesive and market savvy team of highly trained real estate professionals, which encompasses sales agents, property managers, property investment managers and marketing professionals.


Connected Loans

Connected Loans is an Australian owned and operated business that was created to provide Australians looking to become first-home owners or to build on their property portfolio, with real-life choices and friendly service. With so many loan products available in the market, it’s important to know you have an expert to navigate you through the process from start to finish. This is why you are starting in the right place!


Lyndall Goff Civil Celebrant

Lyndall Goff is a Professional Celebrant residing in Sydney’s north. She loves weddings and all ceremonies and promises to make your day special! Passionate about helping to make your occasion enjoyable and stress free, Lyndall Goff would love to chat with you to discuss your requirements for your marriage, commitment ceremony, renewal of vows ceremony or baby naming.

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Protech Plumbing Services

Protech Plumbing Services – your Local Plumber 24/7

Emergency call outs. No job too small! We can help you with: Water leaks, Blocked sewers, Gas plumbing, Hot water heater installations and other plumbing needs.


Transitions Removals & Logistics

Transitions Removals & Logistics – Ensuring a smooth transition into your new home.  We pride ourselves on a high level of customer service and presentation to ensure we provide the highest level of satisfaction on every single job we work on. You only pay for the hours it takes to complete your move up to a fixed capped price. Being a small local business, personal, friendly service is guaranteed.

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