(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.
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