Lane Cove Business Round Up – December 2018 and January 2019

Welcome to our December 2018/January 2019 Lane Cove Business Round-Up.  If a business opened, closed, rebranded, was refurbished or achieved a milestone we will tell you about it.  We have previously reported that our local Businesses are struggling with the closure of the Rosenthal Avenue Car Park. Many retailers have told us that January 2019 was their worst January trading in years (one even said 10 years). Please support Local or Bye Bye Local.  There is always parking in the Little Street Car Park.  

Last year Lane Cove became a foodie destination with new restaurants/cafe opening up to complement our existing restaurants.  There is now more outside dining, perfect for the summer trading months.  All our restaurants are struggling at lunch time.  Many of them have introduced lunch deals and “fast lunches”.  If you work at or near Lane Cove and you are organising a business lunch, try one of our local restaurants.  Park in Little Street Car Park – three hours free parking.


In late December Lil Lane Eatery opened its doors on Longueville Road.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  Their weekend specials are gaining a reputation.  Lil Lane Eatery made Sitchu Sydney list of Sydney’s top new cafes. They specifically mentioned the Butterbing cookie sandwiches – we second that. Lil Lane is situated near the Goodwill Op Shop Lane Cove and Belle Property Lane Cove. They now have tables available on the Longueville Road pavement for outdoor dining.


Red Cross Shop  

A Red Cross Shop has opened on Longueville road next to the Commonwealth Bank.  This is a “curated” opp shop.  They have clothes, books and nik naks.  Many of the gift items are brand new (donated by a business).  They do not have any children’s clothes or toys.  Their first sale was a designer brand for an amazing price.

Swimming Pool and Spa Warehouse

A new swimming pool and spa warehouse has opened on Mowbray Road. They supply  pool and spa equipment across Australia from their warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast and Perth.  They have all the leading brands.

Lush Grazers

Two Lane Cove locals have started Lush Grazers.  They are all about cheese, red wine and long Sundays (or any day you have an event).


Sorted Home Concierge Services

Sorted Home Concierge Services ‘Sorted’ is a home concierge service based in Lane Cove. They aim to provide assistance with your every day to-do’s so you can enjoy your precious, and no doubt, limited spare time. They offer decluttering, personal home organisation, after school care, school drop off’s and pick up’s services plus much more.


Hazel McNamara is now with Raine and Horne Lane Cove.  Many of you will recognise Hazel as she is the president of Lane Cove Rotary and works hard at many community events.


La Provence reopened in late December 2018.  La Provence had to close after sustaining massive rain damage during the 1:100 storms in November 2018. This happened only a few weeks after the new owner took over. Even with insurance you are always out-of-pocket when this happens. They are located next to BWS Lane Cove and The Burns Bay Bookery.


Snowberry is closed and the premises is in the process of being stripped of all the fixtures and fittings.  It has been on the market for a considerable period of time.


Mowbray Road Convenience store has closed.  The friendly owners will be missed.  However you can understand their decision to closed after being robbed a few times.

Harlem and Stone Lane Cove closed just before Christmas.

Coming Soon

In Mach 2019 Fit Lane Cove will soon be launching Exhale by Fit Lane Cove. This will be a brand new Lifestyle Studio, a dedicated Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Barre Studio for its members. A unique urban sanctuary where our members will experience over 8 different styles of classes to discover the complete Mind and Body experience.

FIT Lane Cove invites you to experience their latest studio by registering for an Exhale 2 week membership here. Claiming this membership will give you full access to the Exhale studio as well as the entire club.

Feet First Lane Cove are expanding and opening a new acupuncture business in the same arcade.  They are located in Central Arcade.

Xtend Barre has lodged a development application for a studio in the old Massage Envy premises (located next to Anytime Fitness).  There will be two studios.

The premises will also include a cyro clinic.  According to their website CRYOCLINICS Australia delivers cryotherapy treatments to assist with:


Sydney Speech Clinic  has moved to a purpose-built clinic in the Little Street Carpark building.  It is easy to access with parking under the building.  Catherine Lavery is the founder of Sydney Speech Clinic. She is a Lane Cove local and mum.   Sydney Speech Clinic has expanded their business to include Tabitha, Mariam and Hannah.

Business We’ve Just Heard About

A Lane Cove local is behind Green Haven Landscapes. They have been in business for 2 years now. They specialise in lawn care, lawn mowing, hedging, weeding, irrigation systems and of course general garden needs.

Lane Cove Businesses for Sale

A Lane Cove restaurant that has had the same owner for 27 years is for sale – more details  here.

Would you like to own a mobile phone shop?  There is one for sale in Lane Cove – more details here.  Perhaps you would like to run a pizza restaurant with a cafe attached – more details here.

Perhaps you are looking for some commercial freehold property in Lane Cove.  The freehold for Resto Thai is for sale.  More details here.


Soulful Fitness is a finalist in the Australian Fitness Awards for best boutique studio.  Owner Amanda Bracks was thrilled to receive a call letting her know that out of 1500 entries they had been nominated. Amanda would like to thank her teaching team and dedicated members.

Congratulaitons to Petrina Liyanage from Lane Cove! Recipient of the 2018 National AUSTSWIM Teacher of Access and Inclusion- Adults Award. Petrina teaches Adults how to swim at the Lane Cove Physio hydro pool (ozone filtered).  Here business is called Swim with a Smile.  If you’re an adult that wants one on one teaching in a private setting – Petrina is the teacher for you. More details here.


New Business Directory Listings

Absolute Pool Service

Absolute Pool Service, based in Lane Cove is a swimming pool maintenance and service business with over 12 years of experience. Specialising in the following:

  • Regular pool maintenance and one-off pool cleans.
  • Service, sales and repair of all pool equipment.
  • Pool and filter equipment tutorials.
  • Green pool / algae treatments.

Allow them to look after your pool and give you the time to relax and enjoy it.

Stringybark Day Care

Stringybark Learning Centre aims to create an indoor and outdoor environment that is natural, inviting, inclusive and rich in possibilities; one that reflects the local community, educators and families who use the service.

They have a team of qualified early childhood educators and cater to all children from 2 to 6 years of age.

They are registered with the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority and licensed by the Department Of Community Services

Their service is open from 7:30am – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, closing only on public holidays.  They are also located right near the Lane Cove Bus Interchange (easy drop off and pick up)

Dressmaker and Alterations – Charlene Urmenyhazi

Made to measure evening wear, bridal wear and alterations by a trained patternmaker/dressmaker with over 25 years of experience and I can guide you through the design process from styling, fabric selection, patternmaking to fittings then onto the finished garment. Charlene is a Lane Cove local who will  come to you. For a free consultation, measure and quote, please call 0411 438 262 or email [email protected].

Tax Ideas Accountants and Advisors

If you’re seeking a tax accountant and you want to uncover more tax benefits and get some tailored accounting services. Speak to Tax Ideas Accountants and Advisors. Tax Ideas used to be in Lane Cove on Longueville Road and have Lane Cove clients.  They are now in Chatswood. Tax Ideas Chatswood branch is located right above Chatswood train station. They provide a wide range of accounting services and cover all your tax and accounting needs.

Bonjour Babies

Bonjour Babies is a fun and stimulating French language learning program for little ones aged from 6 months to 10 years. Their programs give children the opportunity to be exposed to a second language in their early formative years, whilst simultaneously enabling caregivers to learn along with them. So it’s French for fun for you and your little one!

Older children learn independently from their parents in a fun, musical and interactive learning environment. Give your child the best possible start in life by exposing them to a second language as early as possible and reap the cognitive rewards.  Suitable for beginners and native speakers alike.

Sure Cafe

Sure Terrace is sure to impress.  It’s your indoor/outdoor event space that does not need a wet weather plan.  Set in an abundantly leafy courtyard their popular cafe is the perfect spot for a casual get together and can cater to both sit-down and cocktail events.  Sure Cafe is located in the Lane Cove Council area on the Pacific Highway (parking available under the building).

Sure Terrace offers: Beautiful outdoor leafy garden setting * Undercover with heating options * A gourmet menu selection from onsite Sure Cafe * Professional events team to look after you on your special day * Plenty of on-site, secure underground car parking.

For a party venue with a difference, try Hotel Urban St Leonards.  

Hotel Urban St Leonards

When you have relatives coming to visit you, Hotel Urban is close and convenient.  ITC’s sister stays there all the time.

Whether you’re in Sydney to work up a storm on business, celebrate a special event, or just to plain relax, the 4.5 star Hotel Urban St Leonards has a room to suit you.

With select rooms offering stunning views overlooking Sydney’s waterways and those gorgeous, leafy trees the North Shore is known for, you’ll love the fresh air, chilled out atmosphere and relaxing peace and quiet.

Choose from different room layouts.  Why not try the Urban Sweet Room which offers 180-degree views over Lane Cove from your room and even has a private balcony. These rooms are super spacious and feature a single spa bath, a comfy King-size Urban Snorer bed plus all the usual perks like free WiFi, LCD TV featuring extensive Foxtel package, your own Lavazza coffee machine and our snug Urban slippers and bathrobes.

Classical European Piano Lessons with Margaret Anna Walker

Playing piano is a wonderful skill that can bring you lifelong pleasure and rewards. And learning the traditional European way will provide a solid foundation to help you achieve your musical goals.

Your piano lessons will be personally conducted by Anna. Anna will tailor your lessons to suit your goals and aspirations. Beginners and students who want to learn to play from scratch and build a sound foundation are especially encouraged. Over time, you will learn to play your piano, learn music theory, be able to read and write music, and develop dexterity through scales, arpeggios, studies and techniques.

Importantly, Anna understands that people learn to play piano through unique learning processes. She is adept at finding what works best for you in order for you to have a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. Whether you simply want to learn piano for enjoyment or if you wish to progress through grades to conservatorium level, Anna will accommodate your goals and needs.

To get started playing classical piano the traditional European way or to learn more, contact Anna today via email at [email protected] or text her on 0400-654-445.

Lil Lane Eatery

Lil Lane Eatery makes everything from scratch.  If you want fresh, seasonal food with a twist, Lil Lane Eatery will be your “Go To” place.  Lil Lane takes Smashed Avo to the next level with shaved kelp, goat cheese, basil oil, pumpkin pickle on artisan bread.

Lane Cove Tennis Club

The Lane Cove Tennis Club has 5 artificial grass courts available to everyone in the community. All you have to do is book a court –

Coaching is available – adults, kids, group and private lessons.The club coach is accredited by Tennis Australia and is a qualified Hot Shots coach.

Organised social sets play is available on Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 2:00pm.

And once a month on a Sunday there is a skills clinic for intermediate to advanced players. There are a range of membership options available and one of the benefits of membership is there is no court hire cost and of course hot shots.  Find out more here.

Advertise on In the Cove

Your business can be featured above if you become an ITC Community Business Supporter. Did you know you can advertise on In the Cove? Yes, you can!!  In fact, advertising is our only revenue. At this stage the ITC team is 1 fulltime and 2 part time Lane Cove mums. We would love to do more and bring you more but we need your help. Spread the word about ITC and let local business owners know that ITC is your source of local business news. If you would like to advertise with us please email us here for a Media Kit. All community groups and sporting groups can advertise their events free of charge on ITC so don’t forget to email us with your events.  All local jobs can be listed for free on In the Cove – our motto local jobs for local people. List your jobs here.

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