Patrick Dempsey Bests Starbucks With $9M Offer For Coffee Co.

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 6:34 PM EST) -- “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey has beat out Starbucks Corp. to purchase Seattle-based regional coffee chain Tully’s Coffee Shops for $9.15 million in a bankruptcy auction, he said Thursday, though Starbucks says it and another unnamed bidder may turn the tables with a higher, combined offer.

Dempsey, known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd, or “McDreamy,” on the long-running medical drama, bid on Tully’s through his company Global Baristas LLC. The group beat out six other bidders for Tully’s, including Starbucks, according to the announcement....
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