Steve Carell, The Office

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Not that it's too difficult a feat to achieve, but Steve Carell just surpassed Michael Scott in the battle of small business prowess.

The Office star is now the proud owner of a local landmark general store in the historic village of Marshfield Hills, Mass., where Carell and wife Nancy Walls own a summer home.

"This is much more of an emotional investment than a business one," Carell told the Boston Globe. "I saw an opportunity to help preserve a little piece of history."

Expect applications for assistant to the regional general store manager to start pouring in any day now.

The actor purchased the 155-year-old building that houses the Marshfield Hills General Store last year and was officially granted ownership of the business, which is being run by Walls' sister, Tish Vivado, on Jan. 1.

Carell added that the general store gave the people "a sense of community. These spots are growing more and more scarce. I hope to keep this particular one alive and well."

The big and small screen star has already taken a hands-on approach to ownership, turning up to the store's building inspection back in November. He's also proving to be something of a master grass roots marketer, doing his best to drum up business for the forthcoming summer season.

"I will be manning the cash register, and stocking the shelves as time permits!" he promised. "For the time being, however, I am looking to give the building a bit of TLC."

Expect a particularly fruitful beet selection.

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