"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey has apparently placed the winning bid in Thursday's bankruptcy auction to buy the Tully's Coffee chain.
Dempsey, known as "McDreamy" on the hospital-themed television drama, was visiting Eastside locations at Clyde Hill and downtown Bellevue Friday morning, according to his Twitter feed. (The Tully's Lincoln Center location Tweeted this picture of him, "getting important barista tips behind the counter.")
The Associated Press reports Dempsey placed the bid through his company Global Baristas LLC and plans to keep the Tully's brand. But Starbucks, which also participated in the auction, says it's in a "back up" position to buy about half of Tully's remaining 47 stores.
A final decision on the winning bid will be determined in court on Jan. 11.