Dairy Barn

Dairy Barn was a chain of regional convenience stores located on Long Island, New York, with headquarters in Elwood, New York. The stores were distinguished by their drive-through feature, red barn appearance, and little red silo.

The peak number of operating Dairy Barn stores was approximately 70.[1][2] Some original Dairy Barn locations remain open as retail establishments retaining the red barn theme.[3]


In 1939 Edgar Cosman, a Swiss textile manufacturer with business interests in the United States, purchased a dairy farm on Long Island. In 1961 Cosman's son, Dieter Cosman, expanded the dairy's wholesale milk business into a chain of retail, drive-through convenience stores named "Dairy Barn."[4]


  1. ^ "WHERE WE LIVE; One-Stop Shopping, Right in the Car". The New York Times Company. 2005-04-03. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  2. ^ "Dairy Barn". Long Island 70s Kid. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  3. ^ "The Barn". The Barn. The Barn. Retrieved 2021-09-17.
  4. ^ "The Life Aquatic". Occidental College. Retrieved 2017-07-03.

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