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Starbucks Is Everywhere — Even in Funeral Homes [VIDEO]

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At most funeral homes, tissues and condolences are all that’s typically offered to the grieving. But at one South Carolina mortuary, you’ll also be able to boost your spirits with a Starbucks latte.

The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley is about to get the town’s first Starbucks franchise, which will be located in a new section of the business that includes offices, a chapel, and a special wing called “Coffee Corner.”

Owner Chris Robinson says it’s not so far-fetched, explaining that when his great-grandfather first started the funeral home inside a main street general store, people would often gather and drink coffee. He was also quick to point out that while the Starbucks shop will be open to the general public, it won’t be obtrusive.

“You walk in the front, and it’s off to the side,” Robinson said. “It’s not like it’s right up front.”

In addition, mourners who don’t want to shell out money for coffee won’t have to — the funeral home will still offer its own free java to the bereaved.


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