SC funeral home offers Starbucks coffee

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EASLEY, S.C. — A funeral home in northwestern South Carolina will be offering what it calls the Starbucks experience to those needing comfort, or just a cup of coffee.

Robinson Funeral Home in Easley is building a coffee shop attached to the funeral home.

The Coffee Corner will feature Starbucks coffee and food and also will be open to those who don’t need services from the funeral home. Chris Robinson says the Coffee Corner will include a fireplace, TV and Wi-Fi.

Starbucks employees will train employees at the funeral home later this month before the shop opens.

Robinson says there’s nothing like food or coffee to help comfort those who’ve experienced a loss.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/12/12 - 06:20 am
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There's nothing like the

There's nothing like the extra money they will make by having it there either. Come on now, is the driving force here really people's comfort or is it money? Good try though!

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gaflyboy 07/12/12 - 06:50 am
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Hey y'all! Wanna go to the funeral home for lunch?

Will the funeral home employees in turn train the Starbucks employees. Can't beat cross training!

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 07/12/12 - 06:55 am
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stillamazed- How right you

stillamazed- How right you are! From the initial headline, I thought it meant the funeral home would just be serving Starbucks coffee. But it is apparent this is a retail undertaking(no pun intended), and will have to make a profit to be viable.

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bdouglas 07/12/12 - 07:14 am
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"Don't end up like that guy;

"Don't end up like that guy; keep your eyes open with Starbucks!"

David Parker
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David Parker 07/12/12 - 07:27 am
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With the dollars that

With the dollars that Starbucks is spending in South Augusta, I'm cool with it and wish them luck. I don't know how successful the venture will be but its something.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/12/12 - 08:34 am
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@bdouglas

I like your humour this morning.......@David, I wish them well also but I still think that it's more about money than comfort of the families. I happen to love Starbucks!

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 07/12/12 - 08:43 am
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Would you like a little

Would you like a little formaldehyde with that?

TheBigBonk
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TheBigBonk 07/12/12 - 08:53 am
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Place your order
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So when you go to the funeral home to place your order and say "with room" does that mean you want them to leave space in the cup for cream or you want an extra large coffin for your fat deceased loved one?

my.voice
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my.voice 07/12/12 - 08:59 am
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This is newsworthy?

This is newsworthy?

BamaMan
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BamaMan 07/12/12 - 11:24 am
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Bahahaha!

Ya'll are cracking me up! Undertaking, formaldehyde? You're killing me!

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Jake 07/12/12 - 01:59 pm
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RIP

"Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your grandmother. However, we have a 2 for 1 donut sale in our coffee shop to help you with your grief."

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/12/12 - 11:23 pm
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The best part of waking up,

The best part of waking up, is...well, waking up!

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