Tucked between the Seaboard Coast rail line to the North and protected greenspace along Peavine Creek to the South, Zonolite Road is a bit of an anomaly. As Besha Rodell remarked recently on her way to Floataway Café, “Each time I visit, the drive down Zonolite Road never ceases to confound me. How could any restaurant survive or flourish in such a hard-to-find location, tucked between warehouses down a nondescript street in a part of town that’s basically the outer edge of three neighborhoods and the heart of none?” The Floatway Buildings and eponymous café are so named for good reason: situated on what is essentially Peavine Creek’s floodplain, they are only a few feet above doing just that: floating away. Yet while Zonolite is topographically a low point, it sets a high water mark as a “fascinating little business district.”
A sleepy backwater has its advantages too. From its industrial roots to its current commercial renaissance, successive waves of development have co-existed peacefully, rather than supplanting each other. The result is a uniquely diverse community where cutting-edge technology and design firms of tomorrow mingle with the older manufacturing concerns of yesteryear. Zonolite Hair Studio is happy to be a part of this intown, out-of-the-way oasis and looks forward to sharing it with you on your next visit.