January 16, 2009
Steve Carell buys general store in Mass.
Massachusetts-born TV star Steve Carell confirmed to the Boston Globe he has bought the Marshfield Hills General Store, a local landmark in his home state.
Carell is best known for his work on
The Office and
The Daily Show, and in the films
Evan Almighty and
The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
This is much more of an emotional investment than a business one, Carell told the newspaper in an e-mail.
I saw an opportunity to help to preserve a little piece of history. I also felt that places like the Marshfield Hills General Store represent a gathering place, and give people a sense of community. These spots are growing more and more scarce. I hope to keep this particular one alive and well.
Carell said he plans to get more involved in the business when he gets a break from work.
I will be manning the cash register, and stocking the shelves as time permits! he wrote in his e-mail to the Globe.