Starbucks Coffee Shop to Open Inside Robinson Funeral Home in Easley SC

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WTF: The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, SC, will have something extra when you go for a viewing — Starbucks coffee. WTF? The last thing I would want while going to view a body lying in a casket is a cup of coffee from the Starbucks “Coffee Corner.”

The owner, Chris Robinson, explains how coffee has always been part of the family business, saying his great-grandfather started the funeral home inside a main street general store, where people would gather and drink coffee.

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

Robinson has hired staff to run the Starbucks franchise which will be open to the public, not just to those attending services. Source

I will give Chris Robinson credit for coming up with a novel idea, however repulsive it is to some people. Gee, I wonder, will they sell those oh-so-expensive Starbucks pastries too?

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