Steve Carell Finds a New 'Office'
Things must be going well at “The Office” for Steve Carell who recently made a large real estate investment. Carell bought the Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield Hills, Mass., just south of Boston, where the star owns a summer home. Currently, his sister-in-law Tish Vivaldo (in the picture above) is in charge but during his summer hiatus Carell plans to be behind the register himself.
The store has been a local landmark for 155 years. In that time, it has been a rum and dry goods store, a tea and sandwich shop, a restaurant and during the Civil War it was a supplier of uniforms to the Union Army. The Boston Globe explains Carell bought the property because he wanted to preserve this unique 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."
The store still sells penny candy, along with books, beer, wine, and snacks. Carell plans to restore the exterior of the building, including work on the porch and siding. According to Vivaldo, there is talk about eventually adding on a sandwich shop.
Keeping with the family spirit of this new venture, Steve Carell’s brother, Greg, will be the supervising architect on all of the restorations.
Carell bought the business after hearing it was for sale in October. The previous owners had the shop since 2002 after it had been vacant for more than a year.
· Carell Going From The Office to General Store [Patriot Ledger]
· Carell leads with his heart in purchase of Marshfield store [Boston Globe]
[General Store Photo: Boston Globe]