Lane Cove Business Round Up July/August 2018

Welcome to our July/August 2018 Lane Cove Business Round-Up.  If a business opened, closed, rebranded, was refurbished or achieved a milestone we will tell you about it.

ITC Platinum Sponsor – Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca Mitchell is a foundation sponsor and platinum sponsor of In the Cove.  ITC is pleased to advise the Rebecca Mitchell is now with the Raine & Horne Team.  On 1 August Raine & Horne celebrated their first year in Lane Cove and celebrated a 20% market share in Lane Cove.  Without our platinums sponsors, like Rebecca Mitchell, we would not have a website.


Coming Soon

A new Korean named Kasina restaurant will open on Longueville Road in the old Laughing Ganesha Site (near King of Kebabs).

Little Red Robin Restaurant and Wine Bar

Another new small wine bar and restaurant is coming to Lane Cove – It is called Little Red Robin.  Little Red Robin will offer an edgy, moody ambience, with a welcoming and intriguing dining experience.  You may have seen the hoardings have gone up as they fit out the old Pizza Hut premises on Rosenthal Avenue.

Taking inspiration from the traditions and culinary riches of the mediterranean, this modest restaurant & wine bar aims to treat patrons by re-imagining classic recipes in a contemporary aspect. Nestled in a lane way, off the beaten track, Little Red Robin will be a cosy place to enjoy small sharing plates at the bar or in the dining area, accompanied by some of the most intriguing, indigenous grape varieties and unusual wine styles the old world has to offer.

Their promise is to keep on surprising with frequent menu changes driven by freshness and seasonality, and a wine list that keeps you coming back for more.

We look forward to welcoming them soon and until then.. chirp chirp..


Ecodowunder closed on 18th August, Ecodowunder had been in Lane Cove for a long time – 3 different locations.  They still have a store in Crows Nest and you can order online. If you subscribe to their newsletter you get $20 off your first purchase.


Akira Lane Cove has closed and may reopen in December.

akira sushi

The end of an era with Claphams closing down.  When ITC lived in Lane Cove West we used to say to people turn right when you see the Elvis Statue/Native American Statue at Claphams.  ITC is trying to ascertain what will go into this site, at one stage there were rumours it would be a funeral home.

Opened in July/August

A new florist has opened on Longueville Road (down near the Longy). It’s called Glowing Flower and at the moment they are selling really lovely $10 posies.

A new learning centre has opened in The Village Shopping Centre (across from Nibu).

Tres Jolie Expands to Mosman

Many of you know Wendy from Tres Jolie. For many years her hair salon, near the Library, has sold beautiful clothes and jewellery. Wendy has now branched out and has opened a shop in Mosman called Cosi Mosman. She would love you to pop on over and visit her store in Mosman. If you can’t make the trip to Mosman then check out their instagram page and if you like anything she will make it available at Tres Jolie. Pop in and say hi to Wendy and the staff at Tres Jolie and Cosi Mosman.

The Alcott

The Alcott officially opened on 20 July 2018.  Well done to The Alcott for totally transforming the Lane Cove Club into a modern venue. The fitout is exceptional and they have a huge programe of events such as Trivia Nights, Poker Nights, Comedy Nights and even Watercolour and Wine Workshops.  Join before 30 September 2018 and get 5 Free drinks.


Louisiane opened in July and in the first week of September they will launch a new burgers and steaks menu.  Their manager is Sean, who is well known throughout Lane Cove as a very talented Barista.


Flannerys are now open in the old About Life/Thomas Dux building on Burns Bay Road.



North Shore Gym is now FIT Lane Cove.  FIT Lane Cove is owned by Lane Cove local Dug and is a truly local business. It is not a franchise or part of a group it is now your local gym with 24 hours access run buy a local.  They now have more classes and activities for you to try.

Businesses We Have Just Heard About

We have just discovered a new florist in Greenwich @dragon_flower_sydney . Contact owner Sam via Instagram for orders. Or show some support by liking her page.

Milestones, Achievements, Awards, Hatches and Matches


Congratulations to Pure Flowers who won the Sydney Markets Fresh Awards for Service excellence. Sydney Markets Fresh Awards are a platform for encouraging and recognising best practice and innovations in fresh produce and flower growing and retailing.

Lane Cove Physio – Jack Persia 

Well done to Jack Persia from Lane Cove Physio for completing the specialist training program. It is a vigorous program and only a few physios attempt the exams every year.
There are three tiers of physiotherapists in Australia. Tier one – physiotherapist. Tier 2 – Titled physiotherapist who is post graduate masters trained eg. Sports and Musculoskeletal physiotherapist both of which Jack has both. Jacky has just completed the Tier 3 which is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Specialist Physiotherapists. It is the highest level of physiotherapist in Australia. At present there about 50 sports physiotherapy specialists in Australia with 11 in NSW.
Jack is the only Specialist Physiotherapist in Lane Cove which is a great honour. Most recently Jack was a physiotherapist at the polyclinic at the Commonwealth Games.


Rebalance Your Centre Of Health

For 23 years Jeremy Lockhart has been Rebalancing bodies in Lane Cove with a unique form of Myotherapy developed by his brother Steve Lockhart 30 years ago. Originally a Town Planner Jeremy decided his path was more aligned to helping people rather than battle with bureaucracy and becoming frustrated with a perceived lack of planning when it came to development and infrastructure.
Jeremy’s clients come from all over Sydney and have included many of Australia’s top athletes including; Olympic Rowers, Australian Wallabies, Numerous NRL and AFL players, World Champion Boxers Daniel Geale and Jeff Fenech as well as Lane Cove/Longueville local Lucinda Whitty – Silver Medallist at the 2012 Olympics.
Jeremy most memorable experience was being part of the 2002 Bledisloe Cup winning Wallabies and staying up late into the night to watch Lucinda and her team Sail their way to a silver medal at the London Olympics.
Jeremy loves what he does and enjoys helping everyday people get back to doing the things they enjoy, pain free. Taking a holistic approach to treating pain and injury Jeremy recognises the importance of the whole body and muscles being in balance.
Did you know a lot of back pain and neck pain comes from tightness in the quad muscles?
Jeremy has successfully treated a wide range of chronic conditions in his 23 years of practice including but not limited to Sciatica, Back pain, Shoulder pain, Hip pain, Knee pain, Neck pain and Headaches, RSI, Tendonitis and Foot pain. Just because you are suffering and think you have tried everything don’t give up hope. The answer is often a simple one.
As a special to ITC followers and to celebrate 23 years in practice Jeremy is offering $23 off the cost of an initial treatment to the 1st 10 NEW patients that mention this blog and will also donate a further $23 of his fee to the Buy a Bale program to help our drought stricken farmers.

Twelve months ago Barcats launched an exciting digital platform that was breaking the rules when it came to recruitment. Taking out the ‘middle-man’ and creating an open channel that allows venues to directly connect with quality staff.

CEO Jeff Williams launched BARCATS July 12th 2017 and has seen BARCATS take the industry by storm. Within the first year over 6,000 venues and 17,000 staff register use the site. By saying goodbye to old-school recruitment rules and introducing a new type of transparent digital-age recruitment BARCATS will continue to support their community, which is now Australia & New Zealand’s largest hospitality community. If you are a local business and need staff try BARCATS.

Happy 25th Birthday to The Village Observer. The TVO has a fond place in the heart of Lane Cove (who can forget the page headed Minutes that Takes Hours). This week, The Village Observer held a party to celebrate the big milestone. The founder and first editor/publisher Ian Longbottom told everyone about the early days and then Jocelyn Biddle current editor talked about the current paper. The TVO has had a big makeover and now it is in full colour. If you read TVO and ITC, you have Lane Cove covered.  You can read The Village Observer online every month here.


Soulful Fitness
Congratulations to Soulful Fitness studio owner Amanda Bracks who was married last  Saturday at Whale Beach.  Her dress was made by one of Soulful Fitness studio members and Lane Cove local dress designer Manning Cartel and her flowers were by Rita at The Spotted Orchid.
Cafe Geo
Congratulations to Armen from Cafe Geo who was married recently.  His new wife is lucky as Armen makes a great pizza.


Kumon Lane Cove

Congratulations to Sheryl Lee and her husband on the arrival of her little baby girl.  Sheryl is the very popular owner of Kumon Lane Cove.

Businesses for Sale in Lane Cove

A beauty/health/hairdresser/fitness boutique is for sale.   A cafe is for sale in Lane Cove North – details here.  Are you looking for new business premises?  This beautiful shop in Greenwich might be what you are after.  More details here.


New Listings in ITC’s Business Directory (where you will find some great Local Businesses)


Possums Child Care

Possums’ Corner is a community run not-for-profit child care centre caring for children from 2 months of age up to preschool. In addition to being a long daycare service, we offer a preschool program for children in the year before school. Included in our daily rate for preschoolers are two sessions of Mandarin per week. Parents may also choose to enrol their child in Spanish, Fit & Funky Aerobics and tennis at an additional cost.

Nicky’s Kids Town

We offer all children a play based program, along side an educational program that engage children to learn. Our 4 and 5 year old children participate in a school readiness education – This is an extension of their Pre-school program. We have written daily education program in consultation with local schools in the area.

Our daily menus consist of fresh quality produce and are both healthy and delicious. Menus offer fun, creative and nutritious meals catering for babies through to children 6 years old. In addition we can provide Vegetarian and Halal meals if appropriate. All menus and food preparation is supervised by the Head Chef who has over 20 years experience in food handling and preparation.

For parents and children. We encourage parents to spend as much time getting comfortable with our centre and staff

Established 1991. A lovely and unique home away from home environment that’s both fun and educational for your child. 25 years of childcare experience does matter.

Mindchamps Early Learning Centre


MindChamps Early Learning @ Lane Cove is located at 3 Chaplin Drive, Lane Cove West, in the Lane Cove Business Park. The centre has its own onsite parking with convenient roadside parking also available.

We are open from Monday to Friday 7 am to 6 pm and cater for 64 children.

At MindChamps Lane Cove centre our indoor and outdoor play areas cater for the children all year round. These play spaces feature a sandpit, climbing fort, bike track and water play area, so children can enhance their gross motor skills and enjoy the importance of playtime daily.

All our meals are nutritious and delicious, prepared on site by our expert cook, with breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea all provided.

Our carefully designed curriculum is based on internationally validated research and aligns with the Australian EYLF Framework. Our team of teachers is passionate and dedicated in creating enriching experiences for children under their care, and to empower our children in both creativity and structured thinking. MindChamps Early Learning @ Lane Cove offers every child the opportunity in nurturing the champion in them!

Farran Street Quality Child Care Centre 

Farran Street Quality Child Care Centre is a private long day care centre that provides care for 29 children between the ages of 0 to 6. The Centre is designed to provide a warm and family orientated environment promoting child development in a fun and educational manner, helping to prepare children for their further schooling years.

Farran Street child care has been operating for over 10 years in a quiet, residential area of Lane Cove, just off Mowbray road and near Mowbray Primary School. The long day care centre services the Lane Cove, Chatswood, Willoughby, Artarmon, Northwood, Gore Hill and surrounding areas. The quiet and natural surroundings make it a perfect location for children to play and grow in safe and warm environment.

The philosophy of Farran Street is that children should be introduced to themselves. They should be allowed to learn who they are and what they can be. The purpose of early education at Farran Street is to foster competence in dealing with life, learning to live comfortably with others, planning to master and safely express one’s feelings, learning to love life and welcome new experiences. Children should be loved unconditionally and their trust treasured so that they will benefit to their full potential under our care.”

Frances Pattra – Director

Travel Agencies

Chimu Adventures

Chimu Adventures is a vibrant, committed and socially-responsible company. Founded in 2004, we are an Australian owned company offering fully flexible, guaranteed itineraries to Latin America, plus cruises to Antarctica, catering to clients of all ages.

We call ourselves the ‘Latin America and Antarctica Specialists’ and there is a good reason for that: we don’t stretch ourselves across the globe like other travel companies, but instead keep our focus on these two continents making our knowledge unbeatable. We invest heavily in finding and recruiting staff with first hand knowledge of these destinations and ensure their knowledge is contemporary and relevant with regular field trips and training. We truly know what we are talking about.

In Latin America, the best destinations and travel routes have been hand-picked by our own staff who have lived or travelled extensively within this continent. We also have our own operations in Peru, Argentina and Brazil, directly employing local guides and local support staff. This way we ensure that our Chimu Adventures quality standard is always carried out; this also allows us to cut out numerous middle men and keep our prices low. We are constantly trailing new properties, routes, experiences and new ways to visit locations to make every journey memorable.

Get About Asia

GetAboutAsia is an Australian owned tour operator providing personalised travel throughout Asia for Aussie, Kiwi and British travellers. Our customers want knowledgeable advice, great value, and an authentic Asia travel experience. We created GetAboutAsia for travellers like you who have an independent approach to travel but want the support of an experienced team of professionals.

Our team of Asia Travel Experts are passionate and well travelled. As a specialist operator, we rely on repeat custom and aim to exceed expectations.

GetAboutAsia is a small dynamic company with the backing of a well established travel organisation. This provides GetAboutAsia with a unique position in the market, having the focus and flexibility to provide an authentic experience and the relationships to ensure great value.

Restaurants and Cafes


Foogoo is a modern, fresh asian restaurant in the heart of Lane Cove. We are open for lunch and dinner at 94B Longueville Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066. We serve Yum Cha and modern Chinese and some of your favourites like Kung Pao chicken.


​At Louisiane, we offer a range of dining experiences to meet your needs in a comfortable and friendly setting.
Whether you want to host a party, have a dinner with friends, a late morning brunch or a quick chat over coffee, Louisiane will look after you. Located in Lane Cove Market Square. We also have an extensive drinks menu, a daily happy hour, banquets for larger groups and catering. we hope to see you soon!

Sport and Fitness

River Road Tennis Centre

River Road Tennis Centre we cater for all ages and standards with plenty of programs on offer. So lets get started … Tennis … You’re gonna love it.

Tennis World Lane Cove is the club for everybody … we have 5 beautifully maintained synthetic courts, with abundant parking. A coffee shop, indoor and outdoor seating as well as a BBQ area.

As well as being able to book our courts, visit out Pro Shop and getting your racquet re-strung we also offer…

Private Lessons tailored to suit your needs

Adult Group Lessons and Leagues

Hot Shots Children’s Coaching and Competitions

Elite Squad Coaching

Night Comps

Evening Singles Competitions

Social Tennis

Cardio Tennis

Birthday Parties / Corporate Tennis Days/ Functions
And so much more!

Empower 360

Empower360 Fitness offers holistic Fitness and Nutrition for all ages and abilities. Focus is on fun and confidence, working out should be enjoyable!

Do you simply want your teen to be more active, happy and confident?

Empower360 Fitness offers one on one coaching, outdoor group ‘bootcamp’ sessions plus, we offer the only online program specifically for teens. The Empower360 Teen Fitness Challenge is a holistic Fitness, Nutrition and Body Confidence program that is designed specifically for teenagers. There is are no weigh-ins, measuring or calorie counting.

The program focuses on what a participants’ body can achieve and how they feel about themselves as the measure of success, not what they weigh or how they look.

Whether they train online or in person, the Empower360 programs will give teens the tools they need to develop a lifelong, healthy relationship with themselves, exercise and nutrition.

Sydney Performance Lab

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But at Sydney Performance Lab, we understand that you can’t manage what you cant measure, so we combine science with practice as we use evidence based programs to match your lifestyle and personal goals.

​Our multidisciplinary approach means we will be monitoring not only your physical health and progress but also your mental health and holistic wellness.

Services include exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, exercise, health and performance testing.

North Shore Running & Outdoor Fitness

Everyone ‘knows’ how to run, it’s North Shore Running & Outdoor Fitness’ vision to teach the North Shore what they don’t know about running, endurance training & strength principles.

We strive for adherence, acceptance, honesty, flexibility, respect & charity. We value commitment and integrity.

You won’t just be joining a run club; you will be entering a community of university educated, professional leaders & like-minded, committed runners. You can expect affordable training options, free programs, social gatherings and individual goal setting & achievement on your journey to habitual running and fitness.  We have specific running programmes, group fitness classes and personal training.  Our running coach Andy Smith has written several articles on running for In the Cvoe.

360 Health and Massage

Talk to 360 Health and Massage about:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Sports Recovery + Injury
  • Shoulder, Neck and Back concerns
  • Hip Pain & Sciatica
  • Headaches & Migraines.
  • Health and Bio Scan. You can now reach your goals faster by accurately assessing and tracking your body composition and fitness.


A Little Buenos Aires Sunday Milonga’s are well-known for great tango music and a relaxed atmosphere. Tango with friends at the Lane Cove Golf Club over looking the green. Lots of free parking and every Sunday from 5pm

A Little Buenos Aires is well-known for it’s tango social events, otherwise known as Milongas. Each event  is hosted to give you a quality tango experience in a friendly and welcoming environment. Various milongas have a theme or certain ambiance that they become known for. Sunday Milonga’s are well-known for great tango music and a relaxed atmosphere. Tango with friends at the Lane Cove Golf Club over looking the green. Lots of free parking!

Start the afternoon with the popular Workshop Series at 4pm offering rotating monthly topics. Continue social dancing at the Matinee Milonga from 5pm, lots of Argentine tango in a friendly environment.

Real Estate and Property Maintenance

Ray White Lane Cove

As a market leader in Lane Cove and the surrounding suburbs for over twenty years, Ray White Lane Cove delivers to clients a seamless and rewarding experience in everything we do.

As part of Australia’s largest real estate network, Ray White Lane Cove consistently ranks amongst the top ten sales offices in NSW. We also professionally manage hundreds of investment properties around Lane Cove and surrounding suburbs.

While every client is different, standards of excellence are universal.

Our team of professionals across sales and property management have built their reputation on:

-Honesty: You can rely on the advice we give you.

-Integrity: We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do for you.

-Respect: We respect and value our clients, partners and colleagues and build trust with those we work with.

The cornerstone of our success is outstanding customer service coupled with local knowledge, experience and education. As we continue to innovate and expand, we are grateful for your continued support.

Gutter-Vac Lower North Shore 

Gutter-Vac Lower North Shore offers professional and courteous vacuum cleaning of commercial and domestic gutters, roofs, solar PV panels, ceiling cavities and downpipes.

Gutter-Vac is committed to customer satisfaction, in fact, we guarantee it!

To clean your gutters, we use a specialised wet/dry vacuum system that not only gets rid of that leafy debris, it will also remove the mud, dirt and sludge that sits in the bottom of your gutters. It is this sludge that causes the problems in your gutters, not only causing overflowing gutters or blocked gutters, but can also rust your gutters. It is also in this matter that holds all the nutrients that the vermin love to feast on.

We will clean the gutters AND take away all the debris, leaving your gutters to be able to do the job that they were intended for!

At Gutter-Vac Lower North Shore we know that gutter maintenance is essential to prevent damage to your home. We can even provide you with a roof inspection report on the state of your gutters and roof plus also discuss and schedule with you a preventative maintenance plan for future gutter cleaning.

Lulo Tile Solutions

Lulo Tile is a family-owned, boutique tile showroom on Sydney’s lower north shore. We pride ourselves on our wide range, exemplary service, and competitive pricing.

From ceramic tile, natural stone, porcelain, and specialty mosaics; Lulo Tile has a wide range of options to choose from for all of your tiling applications. From the largest developments to a small home reno, we are able to source and supply the perfect tiles for you. With a commitment to personalised customer service, Lulo Tile’s team will go above and beyond to ensure that your experience with us is no less than excellent.

Located in Northbridge, we are open by appointment for your convenience. Book a consult and we can walk you through our range and discuss your needs.

Call Michael on 0414 424 355

Have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for inspiration.

Matt Fisher Handyman

I am a handyman based in Lane Cove. My main goal is to offer workmanship with attention to detail and a service that is both professional and friendly. I specialise in all kinds of home maintenance and repair work. I have a degree in Architecture and a Master of Sustainable Building.

A Home needs regular maintenance and there are some jobs which either you cannot get the time to do or are unable to do. To give you an idea of some of the jobs that I have done in the past, they include:

Patching plasterboard walls or cornices, painting, fixing rotten windows or doors, replacing broken glass panes, repairing broken fly-screens, tiling and grouting, repairing or staining timber decks, fitting locks, fixing furniture, assembling or building shelves, clearing gutters and pressure cleaning paths and steps

A-Z Repairs and Maintenance

A-Z Repairs and Maintenance is “Your Lower North Shore Handyman”. Dean is a Greenwich resident. Services include but not limited to painting, gardening, carpentry, minor plumbing, minor electrical, tiling, decking, fencing and much more.

Dean’s father was a master builder and he grew up learning all about building from an expert.  Dean does maintenance work for real estate agents in Lane Cove and Greenwich.

Dean’s moto is “from the roof top down, quality work at competitive prices”


Cake Tin Hire

I have twin girls.  Every year I have baked and decorated their birthday cakes. Each year the cake is a different design and, of course, each daughter has their own birthday cake. As you can imagine I accumulated quite a number of tins and spent a small fortune. Obviously many others would be doing the same thing.  I want to help people save money and kitchen space so Cake Tin Hire was founded.

We have number cake tins, shaped cake tins and baking accessories.  Book early if you need a tin as they get snapped up quickly.

Website Design

Olab Media

OLAB team comprises IT professionals from Australia and Vietnam with years of experience in the software development industry.

OLAB provides state-of-the-art software development services through an agile management methodology. Specialising in web, mobile, fin-tech, food-tech and blockchain technologies, we go further than just providing our clients with the right services; we look after your edges and accompany your business along the right path towards success.

The above descriptions are written by the businesses set out above and are extracts from their business directory listing.

Support Local Business

It is more important than ever to support local businesses, a vibrant Lane Cove is a great Lane Cove.  Please support those businesses that list in ITC’s business directory as they help fund our community work.

There are also some amazing local shops located in other parts of Lane Cove – we list those satellite shopping centres here.


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