Patrick Dempsey vows to save café chain
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.