Lane Cove Business Round Up November 2017

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

New Businesses/Now Open

Akira Sushi

Located upstairs in Plaza Central (next to Bar Blaq, and above The Cake Man), is Lane Cove’s newest restaurant Akira Sushi. They serve a range of Japanese favourites, including Udon Hot Pot, Ramen, sushi, sashimi, tempura, Japanese style salads, and more! Lunch specials are also available. Akira is family friendly.  When we asked if any of our Facebook Followers had been and if they liked it we got an overwhelmingly positive response.

One Facebook Fan said:

We eat at all the Japanese/Sushi places in Lane Cove regularly. The food here was by far the best, we will certainly be regular customers.

You can check out the reviews here.  Akira also wants to part of the Lane Cove Community and is supporting ITC by becoming a gold sponsor.

Shorties Lane Cove

Much excitement ITC with the opening of Shorties Lane Cove. Shorties is an “intimate local restaurant & bar serving up food designed to be shared, an emphasis on Aussie produce and everything made in-house.” The feedback has been amazing. Shorties have been packed since opening.  

This is what one of our Facebook Fans told us about Shorties.

It was great. Had kingfish ceviche, prosciutto and melon, beef tartare and whitebait (between two). Everything was delicious and the service was faultless. Really responsive waitresses and the food came quickly. Long may it last!

Shorties are also keen to be part of the Lane Cove Community and will be finalising sponsorship with ITC very soon. Thank you Shorties.



Place de l’Etoile

A Lane Cove online business, Place de l’Etoile offers a wide selection of Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian items to add some oriental serenity to your home or office.
place de l'etoile


Congratulations to The Hunted. They have expanded and are now selling premium luxury hampers showcasing Australian and New Zealand designer products. You will find corporate gifting and customisation available to suit every occasion through a new website called HuntedtoGo. Check out this cute new baby hamper – so cute.

Opening Soon

Four Frogs Creperie is opening in Lane Cove next year.

four frogs

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.

little learning

Businesses We Just Heard About

Little Kids Cove – “Our passion at Little Kids Cove, is finding beautiful designs and products for newborns, toddlers, kids and parents, that are made from natural materials like 100% Cotton, Merino Wool and Bamboo. Our range of unique products covers, clothing & shoes, accessories, bedding and sleeping bags, educational toys, arts & craft, pre-school and school and everything in between.”

little kids cove

The Natural Path Skin Care Clinic is located at 1/15-19 Longueville Road. This clinic is run by Jules McCloud who has over 20 years experience in the beauty industry. Jules advice is to buy makeup to cover your beauty concerns or buys skincare products to eliminate those trouble areas.

Closed or Closing

Sadly, Ziera Shoes on Longueville Road, closed during the month. The site is currently advertised for lease. We understand that some pop-up shops might be going into Ziera over Christmas.

DKOR Home Furnishings continues its End of Lease sale.

dkor sale

Lasertech Hair Removal on Longueville Road is now closed. Lasertech also provided some skin treatments. If you are looking for laser skin treatments in Lane Cove you should check out Renude Laser.

The American Express Currency Exchange (located in the Australian Post office) has closed.  It was really handy. Now you need to line up in the Post Office. Hint:  if you really want a very quick trip to the post office go to the Greenwich Post Office. They are great there.

Relocated/Refurbed/Rebranded/Business Updates

Ground Caffe has introduced an entirely new menu and is now owned by the lovely Cindy. Cindy has worked with an Executive Chef to create a new menu. Ground Caffe is located near the Library and next door to The Source Bulk Foods Co in Lane Cove Market Square.

La Piazza re-opened on 30 November, after extensive renovations, including installing a wood-fired pizza oven.

la piazza

Our friends at Xchange Air are now offering air conditioning solutions. Call the xchange air office on 9427 8800 to book in your obligation free quote for any Wall Mounted split system, Multi-split system, Ducted air conditioning systems, Zone Controlled and/or Wi-Fi Controlled Air Con needs you may have.

xchnage aircon

Andrew Bruce of Riverview Realty and Andy Malakooti of Buyhub, both ex Optus have formed a strategic alliance together. Buyhub is a buyer’s agent service assisting buyers in the acquisition of a home or investment property. For further information call Andy Malakooti 0433 828 230 or visit the website

Heard Through the Grapevine

We hear continued whispers of a Mexican restaurant coming to Lane Cove…The latest name being thrown around is Guzman Y Gomez.

Milestones/Special Mentions

Congratulations to J F Dancers for being a local Lane Cove business for 25 years. It is an intimate small studio with fun, friendly and energetic dance classed in Longueville – St Aidan’s Church Hall. They offer Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Theatrical to ages 5+yrs. Their focus is on creating a relaxed dance environment, allowing space for students to thrive and most importantly have fun. They have a team of dedicated teachers that understand the importance of allowing kids to be kids and learn the art of dance by creating a safe and fun atmosphere. Classes held on Tuesdays and Thursday. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

Congratulations to the Longueville Hotel, for winning the “Best Casual Dining Venue City Northern” at this month’s AHA NSW Awards.

Also, big Congratulations to Baker’s Delight Lane Cove, Harbourline Real Estate Greenwich, and Bloomingtails Dog Grooming who all won Local Business Awards.

Happy 40th Birthday to Lane Cove Plaza!

plaza 40th

For Sale/For Lease

Fancy leasing Cafe/restaurant space in the heart of Lane Cove? Details here. Or how about buying a Seafood Cafe, or a Bakery, or a Grocery Store, or a Thai Restaurant, or a Kebab Shop?

Transworld Business Advert Nov 2017

New Listings in our Lane Cove Business Directory this Month

Akira Sushi

Experience Japanese cuisine at Akira Sushi Lane Cove. Beautifully renovated, Akira is located in the heart of Lane Cove – upstairs at the rear of Plaza Central. Akira is open 6 days a week (closed Tuesday) for lunch and dinner.


Herringbone Hair Design

Herringbone Hair Design like making beautiful healthy hair and we like having fun doing it! We are new fresh salon hidden away upstairs from the hustle and bustle of the Lane Cove shopping district. Our clients tell us we feel like a spa cause it is so calm and relaxing.


Little Learning School

Little Learning School was established in 2004 and now operates 23 centres across Sydney, and four in Melbourne, including Lane Cove, St Leonards, Chatswood and Artarmon.Their Lane Cove centre is due to open very very soon.

little learning

Decision Loop

Decision Loop specialise in helping small to medium business execute digital marketing strategies with a focus on matching real-world revenue with other campaign data, making sure every dollar counts and we know what works, and what doesn’t.

decision loop

North Shore Structural Integration

North Shore Structural Integration offer Anatomy Trains Structural Integration, (A.T.S.I.). It is a style of myofascial bodywork that helps to ease, lift and align your body organising the anatomical building blocks towards their correct position by manipulating the fascia.



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