To all Our Friends, Customers, Business Acquaintances and the entire Art Community of Atlanta:
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we regret to inform you of the sudden passing of our dear friend, leader, mentor, BINDERS colleague and owner: Jay Shapiro.
Jay was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumor a mere five weeks ago. The tumor's aggressive and rapid growth took Jay from all of us way before his time. More importantly, Jay was gone before any of us had a chance to say good-bye. Our entire extended BINDERS family has been shaken to the core. No words can possibly express how much we will miss our beloved Jay.
We are proud to have worked by Jay's side as he helped build this dream of his and ours: BINDERS, as we know it today. This beautiful store is a vision shared by Jay with all of us. We will continue to honor Jay in the days and years to come by sharing that vision with all of you.
With deepest sorrow,
All of us at BINDERS