Actor Patrick Dempsey, a story on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," is part of an investor group that is trying to buy Seattle-based Tully's Coffee.
Tully's filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge is scheduled to rule on the sale on Jan. 11, 2013. Tully's employs 500 people, according a press release from Dempsey's group.
"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," said Dempsey. "I've always loved this city, and with the purchase of Tully's Coffee, I plan to spend a lot of time in Seattle and at the stores connecting with the community and growing the Tully's brand. It looks like Seattle may be my home away from home in the very near future."
"Grey's Anatomy" takes place at a mythical Seattle hospital and follows the professional and romantic lives of a group of doctors and residents. Dempsey's character, Derek Shepherd, was called "McDreamy" by his romantic interest on the show.