Lane Cove Business Round Up October 2017

business news october 2017

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

New Businesses/Now Open

Carlile Swimming is not a new kid on the block but they have relocated to 4 Sirius Road Lane Cove West. They have opened a state of the art swimming pool, purpose-built as a swim school. They would love you to come to Lane Cove West and tour the new facilities – you will be impressed!


Graze Catering is a new Lane Cove business, bringing the “beauty and joy of food to your event; platters, cakes & canapés”.

graze catering

A Lane Cove Local has set up a North Shore branch of the popular No Lights No Lycra – you can read all about it here.

Source: Image By Paul Philipson
Image By Paul Philipson

Opening Soon

Shorties Lane Cove is due to open Mid-November. It is going to be a ‘small bar’, owned by the team behind The Hayberry Bar in Crows Nest. The new bar will be opening in the old L’italiano site on Longueville Road.

Opening soon, above the Cake Man, next to Bar Blaq, is Akira Sushi. They currently operate a business in Chatswood.


After extensive renovations of the old Mandalay Function Centre, it’s almost time for Lane Cove’s newest childcare centre to open Little Learning School Lane Cove.


Businesses We Just Heard About

Wag ‘N’ Walk is a local dog walker – “I’m Ruby, I am in my tweens. I have had a dog of my own for around 3 years. I have loved dogs from a very young age, and it has been a massive privilege to own one myself. I assure you I will look after your dog as if it were my own.”

wag n walk

Your Fitness PT is a Lane Cove based Personal Trainer, who specialises in strengthening and conditioning young athletes to excel in their competitive sports. Having coached kids at state, national and international levels, they understand the importance of physical and mental preparation before they step out on that field or track.

your fitmess PT

U Light Me Up is a local candle store that specializes in luxury candles in beautiful cut glass pieces.

Luxury Handmade Candles ulightmeupcandles • Instagram photos and videos

Creation Federation

Creation Federation is bringing coding to everyone with a passionate team of expert tutors
and a mission to take you from code amateur to code ace (whilst having an awesome time too). They are not just building a community of coders they are building a community of creators. Join the Creation Federation – one of the founders is a Lane Cove local.

creation federation

Closed or Closing

DKOR Interiors is closing down in the near future and having an End of Lease Sale.

dkor sale

Ziera Shoes is also closing down soon. They have a sale on, with all stock reduced.

Relocated/Refurbed/Rebranded/New Owner

Ground Caffe (located between the Library and The Source Bulk Foods) has a new owner, who is starting to make subtle changes to the business, such as flowers on the tables and jazzy music playing. More changes are in the pipeline.

La Piazza is still under renovation and we will let you know as soon as it opens.

New Offerings

Lodge Tapas is now offering mid-week pasta meals.


La Provence

La Provence is now open 7 days a week and the chocolates from Belle Fleur have returned.


Heard Through the Grapevine

A new Mediterranean restaurant is planned on the site of the old Noodle King. More details when they come to hand.

We have also heard on the grapevine that Guzman Y Gomez could be coming to Lane Cove – stayed tuned for that one.

A new eyebrow bar and tanning salon might be opening in Lane Cove – we will let you know when this is confirmed.

Milestones/Special Mentions

Congratulations to Julie Furlong and her team at D+M Pty Ltd (Design + Marketing). They are a boutique agency located in Lane Cove providing a variety of marketing and design work for a diverse client base. They just celebrated their 18th year in Lane Cove.

d & m markeing

Body Fusion has welcomed a new Dietician to their team – Michelle Nearchou. Michelle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Michelle enjoys all aspects of nutrition, with a particular interested in assisting those wanting to change their lifestyle to make sustainable improvements to their health.

Michelle at body fusion

Happy 1st Birthday to Big Wild Imagination! They are celebrating a year since they opened the doors to their studio in Lane Cove West, where they have watched children engage in experiences that encouraged them to explore, experiment, question, create and let their imaginations run wild.

big wild imagination

More Birthday congratulations are in order, for The Code Personal Training Studio, who are also celebrating their 1st Anniversary in Lane Cove! The Code are located in The Village Shopping Centre, opposite Coles.

the code

For Sale/For Lease

Some of the businesses currently for sale in the area include – a centrally located cafe/restaurant, a grocery store, a pizza place, a hair salon, or a bakery.

Transworld Business Advert Nov 2017

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory this Month

Anvil Cafe & Grocer

Anvil is conveniently a cafe and grocer in one location with an emphasis on healthy goodness. Located in the heart of Crows Nest, Anvil Cafe & Grocer offers delicious lunch take-away options, as well as a dine-in menu featuring gluten-free and vegan friendly dishes. Anvil is part owned by a Lane Cove local, Paul.


La Provence Espresso Bar

La Provence Espresso Bar is transformed from a long established, transitional French Patisserie to a casual modern style. This is where we share our love for food, patisserie, and coffee.

Grab an espresso coffee from the bar, or if you are not in a rush, enjoy a light brunch with your loved ones, browse through our pastry display and grab a few before you go. Our mission is just to put a smile on your face!

la provence

All Design Co.

The team at All Design Co. is committed to creating spaces of comfort, practicality and beauty with an element of wow factor in the home. With over 20 years experience in the field of design we are able to work with you on your next project be it small to full scale residential or commercial projects. Our reliable suppliers and trades ensure your project is managed smoothly and efficiently.

all design co. denise lockhart


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