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Dempsey bids on coffee chain

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Friday, January 04, 2013

AP: "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey won a bankruptcy auction to buy Seattle-based Tully's Coffee.

Among those Dempsey beat out is Tully's much bigger Seattle neighbor, Starbucks Corp., which wanted to convert the cafes to its own brand.

Dempsey, whose company Global Baristas LLC plans to keep the Tully's name, declared victory on the social media site Twitter with the message: "We met the green monster, looked her in the eye, and...SHE BLINKED! We got it! Thank you Seattle!

But Starbucks says not so fast.

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