Ottawa Citizen

Pa­trick Dempsey vows to save café chain

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Pa­trick Dempsey says he wants to res­cue a cof­fee house chain and more than 500 jobs. The Grey’s Anatomy star said Wed­nes­day he’s lead­ing a group at­tempt­ing to buy Tully’s Cof­fee. The Seat­tle-based com­pany filed for bank­ruptcy pro­tec­tion in Oc­to­ber. Dempsey said he’s ex­cited about the chance to help work­ers and give back to Seat­tle. He plays Dr. Derek Shep­herd on Grey’s Anatomy, the ABC drama set at fic­tional Seat­tle Grace Hospi­tal. Tully’s has 47 com­pany-run stores in Washington and Cal­i­for­nia, as well as five fran­chised stores and 58 other li­censed lo­ca­tions. A bank­ruptcy court hear­ing is set for Jan. 11 in Seat­tle.

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