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‘McDreamy’ says he beat Starbucks for coffee chain

January 4, 2013 • Entertainment


Patrick Dempsey’s investment group has won the bid to purchase Tully’s Coffee. Dempsey meets the staff at the Tully’s Coffee on Western Avenue near the Pike Place Market on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Dempsey meets with employees from left including Stephen Loewen, Susie Campos and Sarah Paulson. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel) OUTS: SEATTLE OUT, USA TODAY OUT, MAGAZINES OUT, TELEVISION OUT, SALES OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT TO: MIKE SIEGEL/THE SEATTLE TIMES.

SEATTLE (AP) — “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey may be the real “McSteamy.”

The actor, who was dubbed “McDreamy” as a star of the hospital drama while his co-star was called “McSteamy,” may soon be serving hot, steaming cups of Joe.

Dempsey won a bankruptcy auction to buy Tully’s Coffee, a small coffee chain based in Seattle. Among those he beat out is Tully’s much bigger Seattle neighbor, Starbucks Corp., which is known for its ubiquitous white cups with a circular green mermaid logo.

Dempsey, whose company Global Baristas LLC plans to keep the Tully’s name, declared victory on the social media site Twitter: “We met the green monster, looked her in the eye, and…SHE BLINKED! We got it! Thank you Seattle!

The win for Dempsey deals a rare setback for Starbucks on its home turf. Starbucks has long Login to read more

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