‘Office’ star says he’ll man the register, stock shelves as time permits
MARSHFIELD, Mass. - Steve Carell is going from “The Office” to the
Carell, who plays bumbling boss Michael Scott on the NBC sitcom, recently
bought the Marshfield Hills General Store. The 45-year-old actor is a part-
time resident of the town on Massachusetts’ south shore, 25 miles south of
He put sister-in-law Tish Vivado in charge, 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.
He 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.
Vivado took over as store manager on Jan. 1.
Steve Carell buys Massachusetts general store
by Roland Hansen