Greatest Blaze & Co. Enters Into Strategic Partnership with The Market at Gus’s
Announces Plans To Expand In Fairfield and Westchester Counties
Greenwich, CT — Greatest Blaze & Co., the Greenwich-based premium firewood company, and Harrison, NY-based seafood market, and butcher, The Market at Gus’s, are pleased to announce that they are joining forces to expand market share in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. As part of the arrangement, Greatest Blaze & Co. will provide cooking woods, lump charcoal, Blazin’ Torches and other hard goods for sale at the market. The Market at Gus’s will provide seafood, beef and catering services for Greatest Blaze & Co. burgeoning events business.
“All of us at Greatest Blaze & Co. are thrilled to align with the ‘Greatest’ family market in Westchester County. This partnership is a natural fit for both companies. Their meat and fish are the absolute best in the area and we are happy to provide products that will round out their already sensational selection of goods. Ernie Kneuer runs a great business that goes out of their way to please their customers,” commented John Heffernan, co-owner of Greatest Blaze & Co. “We share a lot of the same values — bringing family and friends together, best in class products, emphasis on customer service — and we both love what we do. We look forward to growing our business alongside them.”
“We are very fortunate to forge a meaningful business relationship with the folks at Greatest Blaze & Co. Their uniquely curated products fill a gap in our offering and will be a hit with our customers. Not only do they provide us with the highest quality premium firewood products, but their passion for their product and their mission is contagious,” stated Ernie Kneuer, General Manager of The Market at Gus’s.
Several co-branded events are scheduled for the new partners through the holidays, including Giants Tailgating and charity events in Fairfield and Westchester counties.
Greatest Blaze & Co. provides premium kiln-dried firewood to residences and businesses in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. This Fall, Greatest Blaze & Co., will expand their delivery area to include The Hamptons and other parts of Long Island.
Beyond providing the best firewood available, Greatest Blaze & Co. offers an expertly curated collection of products to equip the Blazer in us all.
Created by a close-knit group of friends who share a love of wood-burning fires, Greatest Blaze & Co. embodies a culture with its own code; always embrace family and loved ones, live responsibly and appreciate life’s simple pleasures.
The world is busy and complicated these days. Things are happening so fast that we sometimes forget the simpler things in life. We found that our most cherished moments were spent around a warm, crackling fire and we thought if we could somehow share those moments more often and with more people, life, in general, would be much better.
Welcome to the Blazer life.
Over 80 years ago, Gus Kneuer started welcoming patrons to his now historical, Franklin Park Tavern; Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant, in Harrison, NY. Shortly after he took ownership of the tavern, Gus’s hospitality and friendliness were so well received, that it became known as Gus’s to all. Soon after, the establishment’s reputation grew and seafood was added to the menu along with traditional American fare and Gus’s signature German dishes. The Tavern’s warmth, good cheer along with the quality of the food quickly made it a landmark destination throughout Westchester County.
Thirty years ago, Gus passed the torch to his son and grandson, Ernie Kneuer, who is now General Manager of The Market at Gus’s. In 1995, they opened a small fish store next to Gus’s Franklin Park Tavern to offer quality seafood for their patrons to enjoy at home.
Over the years, The Market at Gus’s has grown to offer the best quality seafood, a renowned full-service Butcher Shoppe featuring beef from Master Purveyors in Hunts Point, Gus’s Kitchen catering, and all the ingredients needed to prepare a great Gus’s meal at home.