On TV, actor Patrick Dempsey plays Dr.McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy,” the
drama set at fictional Seattle Grace Hospital.
In real life, Dempsey is trying to give back to the Seattle community by saving Tully’s Coffee — a global coffe chain based there that employs over 500 people — from bankruptcy.
Tully’s currently has 47 outposts in Washington and California, as well as five franchised stores and 58 licensed locations in the U.S, as well as overseas in locations such as Tokyo.
The potential sale of Tully’s has to be approved by a judge. A bankruptcy hearing is set for January 11 in Seattle.