If you’ve lived in the Snoqualmie Valley for a long time, chances are at some point you walked to the Milk Barn as a kid – for candy, soda or ice cream. It was the traditional corner store.
But it looks like the iconic presence at the corner of Railroad Ave and Meadowbrook Way is no longer. In the past two weeks the windows were blacked out and the Milk Barn silently went out of business.
According to one social media post the owners, who were “just chasing the American dream,” decided to close the longtime convenience store due to overwhelming competition from the Snoqualmie Casino Smoke Shop and the 76 Gas Station’s convenience store.
The Milk Barn’s history traces back decades. Before it was a convenience store, longtime Valley residents said it was a ‘true milk barn,’ serving ice cream – or the Snoqualmie Valley’s version of a soda bar.
There’s no word on what it will become – or if someone different will re-open it. So for now Mount Si High School students will have to stick with Herfy’s, which is independently owned and still in business and located in the same Milk Barn building.
Good Luck to the owners in their new pursuits.