Video: Starbucks Store to Open Inside Funeral Home

| by Michael Allen

In Easley, South Carolina, the Robinson Funeral Home is adding a new section to its existing facilities which includes business offices, a chapel and a 'Coffee Corner,' where a Starbucks will soon open (video below).

Funeral home owner Chris Robinson told WSPA-TV: "You walk in the front, and it's off to the side. It's not like it's right up front."

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

Starbucks will install equipment at the end of July, and Robinson expects the store to open sometime in August.

However, the funeral home is not allowed to put Starbucks' sign on the building's exterior as part of the agreement with Starbucks.