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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:00 PM

Patrick Dempsey Buys Tully's Coffee for $9.15 Million After Outbidding Starbucks

what would starbucks have done with it if they had won the bid ?

<Patrick Dempsey pulled out a win Thursday, Jan. 3, during a private auction to buy Seattle-based Tully's Coffee, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. The Grey's Anatomy actor, 46, outbid Starbucks with $9.15 million for the coffee chain.

In October, Tully's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed 19 locations, ABC News reports. Dempsey said he hopes to save Tully's 500 employees from losing their jobs.

"I'm thrilled that we won and I'm even more excited about saving Tully's Coffee and its hundreds of jobs," Dempsey said in a statement to Us. "Tully's is a great company with committed employees, and with its base in Seattle, one of the world’s greatest cities, I'm confident we will be able to successfully build the brand and help grow the economy. Seattle has been very good to me over my career, and I am honored to have the privilege to own Tully's and work closely with the company's employees."

And Tully's seems thrilled to have Dempsey as their new owner.

"We are very encouraged and excited that Patrick Dempsey's commitment to Tully's, to the company, the stores and perhaps most importantly, in keeping the members of Tully's family in place as they are today," Scott Pearson, CEO and President of TC Global, Inc., said in a statement. "This is a big win for Seattle.">

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/patrick-dempsey-buys-tullys-coffee-for-915-million-after-outbidding-starbucks-201341#ixzz2H3RJdNyD
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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:04 PM

1. McDreamy 1, Big Mermaid 0.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:04 PM

2. Well now...

That is pretty fucking cool.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:10 PM

3. So, one of the first things I'd do is make sure the scum suckers at the top who ran it into the

ground were sent packing. And I'm sure that the people who work at the chain and in the stores have better ideas about what is best for their stores than people in an office completely out of touch.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:21 PM

4. The best part about Dempsey

 

He's not a half-bad driver. He may even become as good as Newman or Garner some day.

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:22 PM

5. I love Tully's coffee.

I hope they are able to turn the company around.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:24 PM

6. Great story, thank you for sharing it!

It's nice to see people with means doing the right thing for the right reasons, you're a good man Patrick Dempsey!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. I will start buying Tully's coffee for my Kuerig machine from now on!

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:46 PM

8. Unfair business practices

I boycotted Starbucks several years ago. Overpriced coffee not to mention being a slavemaster to underpaid workers and serving non fair trade coffee. I always get my coffee from diners and street vendors at a fraction of the cost.

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:26 PM

9. I'm surprised Bain Capital didn't outbid him.

They are probably afraid to put their name in the news after the Romney fiasco.

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