Lane Cove Business Round Up February 2020

Welcome to our Lane Cove Business Round-Up for February 2020.  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

Cafe Osheare

There is a new cafe in Lane Cove North called Cafe Osheare.  It is located right next to Springbok Delights on Mowbray Road.  It is also right across from Mowbray Public School.

Little Ele – New Online Sustainable Business

Swimwear brand, Little ele has been launched by Lane Cove local, Tarli, a mother to Gisele (4) and Max (2).  Little ele’s mission is to create simple and classic pieces for little ones. The range includes girls and boys kids resort and swimwear ranges for 6 months to 5 years in age.

Their swim range is made from a sustainable fabric called ECONYL® from Europe. It’s a high-end recyclable nylon fabric made from waste products such as discarded fishing nets.

Little ele is dedicated to preserving our beautiful planet for our children and our children’s children.

Instagram: @littleele_
Facebook: @littleeleau


Ribbonie – new online business
A Lane Cove local has started a hand made ribbon business. Ribbonie began from a longing to find gorgeous hair accessories for the founder’s little daughter. All the pretties are made of high-quality fabric and each piece is designed and handmade in Lane Cove.

Sunkissed Highlights Mobile Hair Dresser

At ITC we often get asked about mobile hairdressers.  We are pleased to let you know about a Lane Cove local who is offering this service.  You can find out more on their website here.

Local Business We’ve Just Heard About

Detail Lab

Detail Lab is located in Lane Cove West Business park and is a premium detailing, paint correction, ceramic coating and paint protection film specialist. They use the latest technology tools and products to rejuvenate your car’s paint finish and to enhance it. Feel free to contact them for a free quote.

Phone: 1300 344 334
: [email protected]
Address: Unit 8, 9-11 Chaplin Road
Lane Cove West 2066
Instagram: @detail_lab_au


The Longueville Sporting Club continues to refurbish their premises.  After a new roof, upgrade of the function hall and reception centre, the toilets have now had a facelift.  To celebrate the refurbishments they have introduced changes to the bistro and now every Thursday Night is steak night. – $15 T-Bone Steak now available

With the recent rain, the greens are looking a verdant green and Lawn Bowls is booming.  Over the past month, the Diddy has seen more members and visitors on the greens enjoying a bowl and a beverage than they have in a long time!

A great activity to do with your mates, your family or your partner! $10 visitors and $5 for members

You will also be able to see every Rugby League Game and AFL game at the Diddy this football season.


First Learning Child Care Centre in the Lane Cove West Business Park has closed.

As at the 4th March 2020, the Lane Cove West Drycleaner was locked out of their premises.  The Drycleaners have advised clients they are operating from Redfern and will provide a door to door service.  They have also advised customers that they are looking for new premises in Lane Cove.

Management Changes

Congratulations to George who has been promoted to Manager at Jack & Co Northwood.  George is so helpful. If you need something he will look after you.


By the way, you must go to Jack & Co as one of our ITC’s readers said it is a hidden gem.

New Product – Alert Locks and Security

Alert is excited to let Lane Cove know about their new Digital Smart Locks.

The Digital Locks work with an app and audit trail that lets you know when your children arrived home from school, or what time they arrive home after a party.

The latest range of Digital Smart Locks is exclusive in Sydney to Alert Locks & Security.

Each lock can be opened by Bluetooth app access, Wi-FI, Pin Code, Swipe Card and Back up Key or good old fashioned fingerprints all through a phone app.

If you mention ITC and code: AUSLOCK SYDNEY you will receive a discount.

Pop into Alert Locks & Security to see their full range of locks, digital locks, cameras and safes.  You can also contact them on 94189277.


Congratulations to long time ITC sponsor Rebecca Mitchell Raine & Horne Lane Cove.

She is an award-winning local real estate agent.  Check out her ratings on

New Event

Adam Parsons from Aussie Lane Cove is introducing a Buying your First Home Workshop.

It’s is as easy as A, B, C – Agent, Broker, Conveyancer.  Aussie Home Loans has all three assembled and ready to meet you,

– Aussie Home Loans | Find the right loan
– Raine & Horne Real Estate | Find the right property
– Middle Harbour Conveyancing | Manage all the paperwork
– Dean Berman | Buyers Agent

Plus, bring a friend and you’ll receive a double pass to the movies!*

*Conditions apply.
On Thursday 19 March 2020 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
137 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066


Trendsetter has been a sponsor of ITC since we started and without their help, we would not have been able to go from strength to strength.  A message below from Adrienne Witteman, owner Trendsetter Travel and Cruise Centre.

Adrienne trendsetter

“During the last six months, I have been reviewing our business and the value of having two sites – one at Lane Cove and the original at Northwood/Longueville (NOLO). Operating conditions continue to change within the travel industry and we too must evolve with those changes if we are to continue to serve you well, and prosper. To that end, I have decided to close our Lane Cove location.

The primary reasons for the decision were:

1.     The rent – it is no secret that Lane Cove is not a cheap place to rent and while Lane Cove Market Place was affordable in the early days, shelling out $120,000+ per year with more increases in sight has become unsustainable.

2.     Staffing issues – my staff have all been travel dream makers for a long time and thus can create wonderful holidays for you. However, as they get older, they seek an enhanced work/life balance with fewer hours. Not unjustifiably! This is hard to manage in tandem with shopping centre opening hours requirements/holidays/ship inspections/staff training etc.

3.     The changing nature of travel – we love our clients, we love to see you and work with you to fulfil your travel objectives. And we will still do that at NOLO. However, we will be better able to focus our efforts and better serve our committed existing and new clientele in a less mainstream location with fewer interruptions. Much of our business is in fact now handled by phone or email reflecting how needs have changed so it makes sense to downsize our physical footprint.

I’d like to reassure you that Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre has been profitable since our inception in 1992, and continues to be so, despite these uncertain times. We own our NOLO location, and as an ATAS member, surpass the fiduciary checks necessary to gain that moniker.

Trendsetter has always thrived, competently organising all of your comprehensive travel requirements (air/cruising/touring/rail/hotels/resort stays) and continues to receive many industry awards and accolades. We operate highly popular Art Tours in conjunction with Pamela Fairburn Art, and since 2015, an immensely successful Golf and Cruise Tour business. We are one of 50 members of the luxury affiliate brand, Virtuoso, in Australia, and as a Magellan member, also part of Helloworld. Locally, our cruise experience and knowledge is unsurpassed.

How will this affect you?

  • Andrea, Greg, Tanja, Judy and I will all now work out of only the Northwood/Longueville office and the Lane Cove office will cease to exist effective 01 March 2020;
  • The Northwood office address is 3 Northwood Road, Northwood, located between Porters Liquor and Caltex – and there is plenty of offsite parking;
  • Our hours of operation will be 0900 – 1700 daily with afterhours and Saturday consultations by appointment;
  • The telephone number at Northwood is 94285900, though we will continue existing phone numbers for the time being;
  • Our email addresses remain unchanged.

I appreciate that change can often be unsettling and inconvenient and apologise that the closure of our Lane Cove office may not be ideal for your personal circumstances. Nonetheless, the Trendsetter Team and I sincerely hope that we will retain your trust and confidence when it comes to arranging your travel. We welcome you to contact us by phone or email – better still, pop in and say hello at NOLO. We thank you for your support at Lane Cove and look forward to continuing to work with you.”

 3 Northwood Road, Northwood, located between Porters Liquor and Caltex

Premises for Lease

The old Flannerys store has now been listed for leasing.  Further details here.

Businesses Listed in our Business Directory

The following businesses are now listed in our Local Business Directory.

Information provided below has been provided by our advertisers.

Dance Alley Performing Arts

Address: St Aiden’s Church Hall 1 Christina Street, Longueville
Mobile: 0437 254 242
Facebook Page: dancealleyperformingarts

At Dance Alley Performing Arts, we strive to provide a fun and professional environment for dancers of all ages and levels. We believe every student should be individually nurtured to their full potential and encouraged to express their own creativity.



4 – 4:45pm: Tiny Tots (Ages 2+)

4:45 – 5:45pm: Primary (Kindy & Year 1)

5:45 – 6:45pm: Pre-Teen (Year 4, 5 & 6)


4 – 5pm: Musical Theatre (Pre-Teen & Senior)

5 – 6pm: Boys Hip Hop (Primary School)

6 – 7pm: Adults Dance (18+)


4 – 5pm: Intermediate (Year 2 & 3)

5 – 5:45pm: Ballet/Technique (Pre-Teen & Senior)

5:45 – 6:45pm: Senior (Year 7+)

*Timetable is subject to change (updated January 2020)

We are registered providers for the NSW Government ACTIVE KIDS & CREATIVE KIDS Vouchers.

Use your vouchers with us to receive up to $300 off your dancing each year!

Lane Cove Chiropractic Centre

Address: 1/46 Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone Number: 02 9428 4033
Facebook Page: lanecovechiro

Lane Cove Chiropractic has been established for over 30 years, and has helped deliver freedom and balance to the lives of hundreds of locals, living and working around Lane Cove.

As a small practise, we pride ourselves in getting to know everyone who walks through the door on a personal level, and have had the privilege of caring for up to 4 generations in some families.

You are never too old or too young to benefit from chiropractic, we have cared for newborns, right through to long-standing regulars in their 90’s. Each phase of your life puts new and different stresses on the body, and we’re here to help your body adjust to those changes, so you can lead a more relaxed life.

Hedge Trim Mow

Address: Lane Cove, NSW 2066
Mobile: 0417 299 343
Facebook Page: hedgetrimmow

Hedge Trim Mow is a boutique gardening service. We understand that your home & garden are important to you and take the time to listen to your needs. We work around your busy schedule to ensure your garden receives the care it deserves.

Services Provided

  • Hedging
  • Trimming
  • Mowing
  • Pruning
  • PLanting
  • Feeding
  • Weeding

Services all the suburbs in the 2066 postcode!

Support ITC and Advertise With Us

Not all of the businesses noted above advertise with In the Cove – we like to give all businesses a free shout out when they are starting out.  However, we are so grateful for those businesses who become part of the ITC Business Community.  Without their support we could not undertake our community and advocacy work.

ITC has hit a few milestones recently.  We now have

Facebook – Over 16 000 followers
ITC Lane Cove Chat – Over 5000 members
Instagram – Over 6000 followers
In The Cove – Web Site Views – Over 1.9 million views since we started our website.

If you would like to advertise and promote your business locally to a very engaged audience email us at [email protected] or message us on Facebook

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