Patrick ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey Eyes Seattle Coffee Chain

By Lyneka Little

Dec 27, 2012 10:31am
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McDreamy wants to enter the coffee business.

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey and a team of investors are looking to save jobs and give back by purchasing Seattle-based Tully Coffee, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year.

The actor, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on the ABC drama set at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital,  is already connected to the area, and wants to spend more time in the city.

Dempsey told KIRO,  “I’m excited about the opportunity to save hundreds of jobs, give back to Seattle and become a larger part of the economic growth and fabric of the community.”

“I’ve always loved this city, and with the purchase of Tully’s Coffee, I plan to spend a lot of time in Seattle and at the stores connecting with the community and growing the Tully’s brand,” Dempsey continued. “It looks like Seattle may be my home away from home in the very near future.”

Tully’s operates 47 company-owned stores in Washington and California and has partnerships with franchisees and grocery chains throughout the Western United States and Asia., according to its website.

According to the Associated Press, a bankruptcy court hearing  will be held on Jan. 11.

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