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Patrick Dempsey Leading Group to Buy Bankrupt Coffeehouse Chain

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(SEATTLE) -- It's a dream come true for Tully's Coffee -- or, to be more precise, a "McDreamy" come true.

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on the ABC series, says he's leading a group that's hoping to buy the Seattle-based coffeehouse chain, which has filed for bankruptcy and employs about 500 people.

In a statement obtained by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dempsey says, "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's character on Grey's Anatomy works at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital.

A bankruptcy court hearing will be held in Seattle next month.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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