Patrick Dempsey Outbids Starbucks for Seattle Coffee Chain; "Grey's Anatomy" Star New Owner of Tully's

TV actor tweets out, "We got it!" after succeeding in effort to buy the failing local franchise, for a cool $9.15 million.

By Gina Serpe
|  Friday, Jan 4, 2013  |  Updated 9:20 AM PDT
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Patrick Dempsey has successfully saved a Seattle coffee chain from financial life support.

The "Grey's Anatomy" star has won out in his bid to purchase the previously failing but now McDreamy-owned (buy stock now, is what we're saying) Tully's franchise. The purchase will be made official later this month following a court hearing on the matter, at which point Dempsey will fork over $9.15 million for the privilege of owning the coffee empire.

And you thought your cup of joe was pricey.

Dempsey to the rescue! Check out Dempsey's original announcement of his plans

"We met the green monster, looked her in the eye, and...SHE BLINKED!" the TV star tweeted of the news. "We got it! Thank you Seattle!"

Ahead of his prevailing in Thursday's bankruptcy auction for the chain, which has 47 locations throughout Washington and California, Dempsey, who was up against the green monster known as Starbucks in his bidding, was updating fans on his journey via Twitter.

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"In Seattle, big day tomorrow," he wrote ahead of the sale, alongside a picture of him posing with a Tully's barista. "Hope we pull it off!"

He did indeed. The deal is in place pending a bankruptcy judge formally signing off during a hearing set for Jan. 11.

At which point, the new best part of waking up? Will be having some McDreamy-approved brew in your cup.

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