Would you like a latte, croissant or paternity test?

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Paternity on Thursday, May 17, 2012

We all know that the economy continues to struggle in St. Louis, across the nation and around the world. Owners of a coffee shop in New Jersey are determined to survive the economic downturn by offering customers a diverse menu.

The menu offers more than lattes and muffins, however. It offers much more to the discerning customer, including tax preparation, drug screening and even paternity tests for those embroiled in paternity disputes.

“I just came in for the green tea but I stayed for the financial planning,” said one man at Camden’s City Coffee, near the city’s municipal building.

Camden’s downtown is not unlike other areas hit hard not only by this struggling economy, but also by years of crime and neglect. The City Coffee shop is doing its small part to help turn things around with its can-do attitude that offers a little bit of assistance to everyone, even those just looking for a hot cup of java.

The Wall Street Journal reports that in rooms behind the espresso machine, customers can have documents notarized. They can also step inside a room to submit a urine sample. Want to have even more fun? You can take your family upstairs to pose for a portrait in the coffee shop’s photography studio.

One man waiting to testify in court in the nearby municipal building had job applications printed at the coffee shop. He said his brother’s custody case was pending in the municipal building, so while he waited, he also had his taxes done.

“And the coffee ain’t half bad,” he added.

Source: Wall Street Journal, “Coffee, Pastry and a Paternity Test,” May 8, 2012

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