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Only in America: Mourning Joe

A South Carolina funeral home opens a Starbucks on its premises — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A pioneering and arguably irreverent South Carolina funeral home is opening a Starbucks coffee store in its lobby. The baristas will wear Starbucks uniforms as they dispense lattes to mourners who need a little jolt. Funeral-home owner Chris Robinson says he hopes the new Coffee Corner will help customers relax and "get their minds off of what’s going on."