‘The Office’ star Steve Carell buys Massachusetts general store

January 15, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Well if he’s ever gets laid-off from “The Office” actor Steve Carell will have his general store to run.

The 45-year-old actor is a part-time resident of the town on Massachusetts’ south shore, 25 miles south of Boston recently bought the Marshfield Hills General Store.

He put sister-in-law Tish Vivado in charge on Jan. 1st, but said customers should not be surprised to see him working there on occasion.

“I will be manning the cash register, and stocking the shelves as time permits!” Carell wrote in an e-mail to The Boston Globe.

Carell, who plays bumbling boss Michael Scott on the NBC sitcom, said the purchase was more of an “emotional investment than a business one” and an opportunity to preserve a piece of Americana.

The store’s previous owner, Sherry Bechtold, said she and her husband, Bob, sold the 155-year-old building and business to Carell after being convinced he wanted it “for the right reasons.” She said she wanted to make sure the new owner retained the store’s character.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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