Lane Cove Business Round Up – September/October 2019

Welcome to our Lane Cove Business Round Up for September/October 2019.  In this article we tell you about new businesses, renovations, refurbishments and businesses who support ITC by becoming part of our Local Business Directory.

New Businesses

KX Pilates Lane Cove

A new pilates studio has opened in the MBE Lane Cove arcade. KX Lane Cove opened its doors on October 26th. The studio is an uncluttered, warm and inviting space with 12 reformers beds. KX Lane Cove offers a unique workout experience. The owner Divya Hegde is a local who owned  Yoga Studios in Chatswood and then Roseville for many years. She is excited to be bringing this high-intensity Pilates workout to the people of Lane Cove after initially visiting a KX Pilates studio over 3 years ago. She was impressed and hooked and the rest is history.


Elia the new bathroom/kitchen/laundry showroom has opened on Burns Bay Road (the Old Claphams Antique Showroom).

According to their Facebook page:

Elia passionately transforms the home by challenging the ordinary.

Directors Najee and Anthony Elia launched the company on the back of decades of family experience, knowledge and a journey illuminated by inspiration.

Through years of research and development, the Elia brand was born from an obsession with design, style, functionality and enduring quality.

Elia offers a vast range of products from the world’s most renowned bathroomware brands, while foregrounding innovation. With the client remaining at the heart of Elia, we enable an expression of individuality and creativity to create their ideal bathroom.

Our state-of-the art showroom in Lane Cove will include its own private design space for homeowners, builders, designers or architects to meet and collaborate on projects with the complete range of materials, colour samples and displays to visualize at their fingertips.

Welcome to a new frontier of the bathroom industry. Elia has dared to challenge the ordinary in the pursuit of making your next bathroom project extraordinary.

Welcome to Lane Cove Elia.


It may not be technically speaking a new business but Dymocks Lane Cove is open again.  The franchisees who own the Macquarie Centre Dymocks have now opened in Lane Cove.  So we now have two books stores again in Lane Cove.  The Burns Bay Bookery is just a few doors down near Coles.

Impact Framing

You may have noticed Stuart Leal Gallery has relocated to The Village Shopping Centre near NiBu Cafe and Soulful Fitness. They will now offer framing services. ITC is regularly asked about local picture framing options.

From Mum

Started by a Lane Cove local, ‘From Mum’ are a new business selling specialised pregnancy, baby and nursing related gift hampers for expecting and new mothers.

From Mum hampers are filled with quality products that have been tried, tested and recommended by Aussie mums.  Sourcing primarily from Australian owned small businesses, their hampers are safe, practical and FUN. From Mum designs products to celebrate and support women through the wonderful but trying times of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. These are the times when a little love can go a long way.

From Mum are always looking for new product recommendations from local mums, so jump on their website, Facebook or Instagram to join their network and support local businesses while spoiling your loved ones.

Facebook: @frommum
Instagram: @from.mum

Lang + Simmons

Lang + Simmons are now located in Shop 2/9-13 Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove. It is near Pilates Connection.

D & D Conveyancing

A new conveyancing service is now located on 98 Longueville Road (just near Shorties).

Opening Soon

L V Meat Masters

A new butcher and delicatessen will be opening in Lane Cove Market Square – follow their Facebook page here to find out when they will be opening.


Le Petit Ballet

In 2020 Le Petit Ballet will be opening in Lane Cove North.  Le Petit Ballet has classes for kids aged 1.5 years upwards.  They are holding an open day on 8th December 2019.  Put that in your diary and your kids can try out the classes.



Babo Tea

It was only here for a short while and now it is gone.


Glowing Flower

The florist on Longueville Road has closed.  They still have an online presence.

D’s Damat

The menswear shop on Longueville Road has closed.  They still have an online presence.

Batch by Batch

Batch By Batch ‘s retail store was located at 14 Northwood Road Northwood. Their lease ended and they decided to vacate the premises. They still have an online presence.

Pathways Property Group are forging ahead with their plans to build a 130-bed residential aged care facility at 274 and 274a Longueville Road and 4-18 Northwood Road, Lane Cove (“Northwood Shops Planning Proposal”).

This site is currently occupied by six buildings (including the Metro Service Station aka Speedway Petrol Station and the Riverview Vet). The planning proposal for these shops is still with the Department of Planning and it could be at least another year before anything happens to this area. Read our update on this development here.

Batch By Batch in Northwood has now closed

Changed Name

Louisiane is now Cozy Cove.


Riverview Vet

Due to the Northwood Aged Care development mentioned above, Riverview Vet is moving in early 2020.

Barbeques Galore

Barbeques Galore are moving from their shop on the Pacific Highway on the border of Lane Cove/Artarmon to HomeHQ Artarmon

Belle Property Lane Cove – Property Management and Leasing Office

Belle Property Management team is moving to their main office on Longueville Road across from the NAB.

Century 21 

Century 21 has relocated to the offices above NAB.  They used to be located under Foogoo.  That space is now available to lease.


The Cake Man is opening another outlet in Warringah Mall – tell your friends.  They will be baking in Lane Cove.

Development Applications

An application has been lodged to convert the Lane Cove Squash Courts into 4 Townhouses. If this DA is approved, this will be the end of an era as the Squash Courts have been part of Lane Cove for many years  DA 110/2019.

An application has been lodged with Willoughby City Council to build a new child care centre in Farran Street Lane Cove.  The site is currently a church.

Via Napoli has lodged a DA to convert the ground floor of 98 Longueville Road (entrance on Pottery Lane) to:

  • Provide facilities for the preparation and storage of dough for use in the nearby Via Napoli pizza premises;
  • Provide facilities and equipment for the cooking of pizzas for direct sale to the public by pick-up or delivery;
  • Alter the capacity of the existing cool rooms by increasing their height by 2.5m to the underside of the floor above.

For Sale

Yogabowl is for sale.  This is the announcement from Yogabowl’s lovely founder Mitch:

It’s with a mixture of emotion and resignation that I’m announcing: after 14 years of nurturing & building the Yoga community here, I am moving on and my beautiful boutique Yoga studio, Yogabowl in Lane Cove is for sale. 14 years ago we were the first Yoga School in Lane Cove – and are proud of our reputation and longevity.
This fantastic opportunity would be ideal for a Yoga or Wellness provider looking to dodge the hassles of a start-up and walk into their own well established business;  or a collaboration to operate as a Co-Op. Offering unusually LOW PRICED RENT, easy handover, fantastic growth opportunities and amazing support from our great landlords. Anyone with genuine interest should contact me for a Prospectus, and to come and inspect the studio. View a photo gallery here
I’ve arrived at this decision mostly due to my life-partner’s recent health challenges. My heart and energy is drawn to now care for myself and my family’s escalating needs. My priorities have shifted. This shift will be my new, most authentic Yoga: to step away from the business. 

Yogabowl will continue to trade up until 20th December, including servicing our students with classes & events AND supporting Yoga Teachers with Mentoring and Restorative Teacher Trainings.


I’m truly grateful to the Lane Cove locals for their enduring support.  Mitch can be contacted here 
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For Lease

Stone Real Estate agency is leasing out its ground floor on 144 Longueville Road.  Details here.

The shops under 9 – 13 Birdwood Avenue apartments are filling up with tenants.  Lang + Simmons has opened their office in this apartment block and Pilates Connection is located in this complex.  Details here.

Chemist Warehouse closed their shop in Helen Street Lane Cove and it now available to lease.  Details here.

New Listings in our Business Directory

The information below in the Business Directory Listing section is provided by our advertisers.

AscendCorp Strata

AscendCorp is an experienced premium property services company, specialising in both Strata Management and Facilities Management.

Founded by Managing Director, Ryan Walmsley, AscendCorp aims to deliver a unique service based upon extensive experience acquired over more than 15 years with one of Australia’s premier property developers. With intricate knowledge of a vast number of industries such as Strata Management, Facilities Management, Property Management and Development, Mr Walmsley has designed AscendCorp to bridge the gap between these industries.

With a view of combining top tier relationship management with all stakeholders and uniquely diverse knowledge, AscendCorp is perfectly positioned to set itself apart at the top of the Property Services sector.

Helloworld Travel Lane Cove


Helloworld Travel – Lane Cove is a personal and professional Travel Agency located at the top of the Burns Bay Road Plaza in Lane Cove. Our agency is owned and managed by Debbi Ashes and has been since 1996. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm. After hours appointments can also be accommodated on request.

During this time Debbi and our agency have received many accolades within the travel industry, being one of the top award winning offices nationally, across all travel agency brands.

In July 2019, Helloworld Travel Lane Cove was an Australian top 5 finalist in the Best Travel Agency – Leisure category, our eighth achievement as finalist, having won this award in both 2011 and 2013.

Mooving Matters


Full Service Packing & Moving by MOOVING MATTERS – Your Professional Organiser Sydney

We pack, we style, we move, we unpack…

Are you looking for a company of packers and movers, that’s right the movers that pack for you?  Have you ever experienced the ‘Ultimate Moove Package‘ by a professional organiser Whether you’re downsizing, renovating or preparing for ‘the big move’, Mooving Matters, packing and unpacking service can provide you with the complete bespoke move management solution as well as decluttering services. We can manage your move, big or small from start to finish with our tailored moving solutions.

With our all-female move management team and home organisers, Mooving matters are the “Removalists Northern beaches” servicing areas including Manly, Freshwater, Cremorne, Hunters Hill…Don’t forget we also service most major suburbs as Woolwich, Bellevue Hill, Vaucluse, Pearling Pt, Point Piper and many more just give us a call.

With dozens of years of collective experience, Mooving Matters can offer the total solution – full service packing + moving with premium care when relocating and organising your home.

Jumping Clay Australia

Why Choose Jumping Clay

  • The lightest, softest and safest modelling clay in the world
  • Air dries naturally, no need of baking
  • Eco-friendly, made from water soluble ingredients
  • Mess free – sticks to itself not your hands
  • Jasmine scented with antibacterial particles
  • 8 bright colours that can be effortlessly mixed for an unlimited palette
  • Can be reused many times when stored in an air tight container
  • Dries smooth and free of cracks
  • Once dry finished creations can be treasured forever

Masterpiece Alterations and Tailoring

More than 50 years experienced dressmaker/tailor provides a complete range of clothes alterations and tailoring services.

Our Services

Special costume restyling service

– Bridal and formal dress

– Men’s suits and tailoring

– Christening gowns

– Mother and babies matching clothes

Performing art costume design&restyling

– Dance costumes design and repair

– Performing art costume design and repair

General clothes repair&restyling

– Personalised dressmaking for all body shape

– School/work uniform repair

– Personalised dressmaking for all body shape

– General clothes repair and restyling

Le Petit Ballet

Le Petit Ballet is a dance studio for children from 1.8 years. Our classes are full of smiles, laughs and provide a nurturing and supportive environment for your child. We keep classes small giving each child individualised care and guidance. We love using props and age appropriate tunes allowing children to be children.

Our petit classes follow a different fairy-tale each term giving our lessons a magic sparkle. Primary school aged ballet classes follow the renowned Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. At the end of each term we hold open week for you to watch all that your child has learnt.

Our greatest priority is to promote and encourage an enjoyment of dance. We hope to inspire our students to have a love for dance that will stay with them long after leaving the studio.

We are proud to be an Active and Creative Kids provider. For more information please contact Miss Laura. We look forward to welcoming your child in class.

‘This is such a beautiful space and class for little enthusiastic dancers. Miss Laura is very gentle, encouraging and kind to the kids. It is the highlight of my daughter’s week.’Kizzi

Mairead Ennis Business and Legal Studies Tutor

Goodstart Early Learning Lane Cove

We offer a child led, play-based approach to learning. Children are central to everything we do and we believe families are our primary partners. We also value our connection to the local community by regularly taking the children on community walks, engaging with the local primary schools, and involving the children in programs offered at Lane Cove Library.

We offer added programs such as music and dance, cooking and sports skills development. Children are provided a relaxed environment where they are afforded ample time to play, learn, eat and rest. They are also responsible for their environment by tending to our vegetable gardens, watering the plants and looking after their own spaces.


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