Morning Brew: 'McDreamy' trying to revive Seattle coffee chain

Morning Brew: 'McDreamy' trying to revive Seattle coffee chain
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Thanks a latte, McDreamy!

That's what Seattle-based coffee chain Tully's Coffee could be saying to Patrick Dempsey if the "Grey's Anatomy" star is successful in leading a group of investors to rescue the operation from bankruptcy.

Since its inception in 1992, Tully's has opened nearly 50 shops in Washington and California and employs 500-plus workers. It also has five franchised stores and 58 licensed locations throughout the western US.

Seattle, of course, is the city where Dempsey's fictional "Grey's" character, Dr. Derek Shepherd, presides over the neurology department at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital.

"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," Dempsey said in a statement.

"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.

"Seattle may be my home away from home in the very near future," he added.

A bankruptcy auction will take place on Jan. 3, with a final hearing scheduled for Jan. 11.


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