It’s called the Marshfield Hills General Store.
Steve Carell and his family spend their summers in the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts (on the south shore), which is about 25 miles south of Boston. In 2009, he bought the store to save a piece of Americana.
Carell told the Boston Globe in an email: “This is much more of an emotional investment than a business one….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.”
Located in the heart of Marshfield Hills Village on Boston’s South Shore, “The General” has been the epicenter for this historic neighborhood for over 150 years. In 2009, actors Steve and Nancy Carell, both Massachusetts natives, bought the property and restored this treasured landmark to its original glory and stocked it for its 21st Century clientele. Step inside and experience quintessential New England charm.
It’s a typical small town shop and it’s stocked full of pretty much anything you might ever need. Seriously – they have a little bit of everything in there.
They even had some fresh baked good in there such as cookies & muffins. Chris grabbed me a peanut butter cup cookie and honest to god, it was one of the best cookies I’ve ever had in my entire life.
The Marshfield Hills General Store is located at 165 Prospect Street in Marshfield Hills.