SEATTLE — Could a McDreamy double-shot Mocha be a drink headed to a Tully’s Coffee soon?
The Puget Sound Business Journal reported Monday that an investment group led by “Grey’s Anatomy” television star Patrick Demspy finalized a deal to purchase and continue operating Tully’s Coffee Shops, a local coffee chain that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2012.
The sale to Global Baristas LLC was closed late Sunday night and the price was not revealed. Dempsy and his group reportedly intend to retain all the store’s employees. The purchase of the coffee franchise took longer than expected, the Business Journal reported, because the two sides needed agree on dozens of obstacles that had held up the sale, and led to a Twitter dispute between the prior owners and the Global Baristas group.
Tully’s Coffee operates 47 stores in Washington and California.