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Patrick Dempsey Hopes To Save Seattle Coffee Chain

December 27th, 2012 2:00pm EST

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Patrick Dempsey, Know for his role as Dr. Shepherd and saving people on Grey's Anatomy, is attempting to buy a failing coffee chain to rescue it from bankruptcy.

The actor wants to save more than 500 jobs by purchasing Tully's Coffee, a Seattle, Washington-based company facing closure.

According to the Associated Press, the potential sale will have to be approved by a judge.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Dempsey writes, "I hope we are successful in acquiring Tullys Coffee."

A bankruptcy court hearing is set for January 11 in Seattle - the same city where Dempsey's hit medical drama is set.

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