Accent Arts, Calhoun Chiropractic Clinic continue long run at Lake & James

Accent Arts and Calhoun Chiropractic Clinic want their customers to know they’re still open for business at the northeast corner of Lake & James, despite an apartment project proposed for the corner.

The businesses have a long history in the neighborhood — Calhoun Chiropractic has been in business under three different doctors since the 1960s, and Accent Arts has operated for 44 years.

“I’ve probably framed almost anything you can think of,” said co-owner Kristi Shelley.

She framed pieces presented to the Vatican, the King of Norway and a former president. Her largest frame was six-by-eight feet, and she had to remove the doorjamb to get it out of the store.

Shelley recently took on a business partner, Greg Schrantz, who specializes in high-end portraits and commercial work.

Dr. Jason Ross and his wife Lisa have operated Calhoun Chiropractic since 1998. They specialize in treating car accident injuries, work injuries, and neck and back pain.

“It’s a small clinic, and it’s very personable,” Lisa said.

A three-story apartment project is proposed for the corner, but the plans do not yet have city approval and the shops have no plans to move at this time. Another corner business, Calhoun Bike Rental, is closing.

Accent Arts and Calhoun Chiropractic are asking their customers to send them contact information to stay up-to-date.

“We’re still here,” Shelley said.

Contact the shops at calhounchiroclinic.com and accentarts.net