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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

Coffins & Coffee: Starbucks to Open Inside Upstate Funeral Home

EASLEY, SC -- Those grieving the dearly departed at Robinson Funeral Home in Easley will soon have a little something extra to soothe the pain: a cup of Starbucks' joe.

The fourth-generation funeral home and crematory is adding a new section to its existing facilities which includes business offices, a chapel, and a special wing aptly named "Coffee Corner," where soon a Starbucks will open.

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.

Robinson, who's a bit worried people will get the wrong idea about the coffee shop, says it's simply one more service for people to choose, but one that's certainly not mandatory.
"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.

Starbucks will install equipment and menus at the end of July, and Robinson expects the shop to open sometime in August.
If funeral-goers worry about not getting free cups of coffee at visitations and other services, fear not, the owner says.

"We'll still have the homemade Robinson coffee, too," he said.
The Robinson Starbucks will be the first in Easley, but because it's not a full-sized store, they're not allowed to put Starbucks' signage on the building's exterior as part of the agreement with the coffee giant.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

Perfect! A latte in honour of the lately departed.

Edited by Bertuzzi Babe, 11 July 2012 - 06:18 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

Its about time!
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

Their prices are a killer




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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:42 PM

Well if that won't wake 'em up, nothing will....
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:44 PM

Their prices are a killer

"I don't always drink coffee BUT when I do I prefer Tim Hortons"
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:29 PM



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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

Guy would do better business if it was a bar.
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