"RK Apothecary" is short for "Rotkätzchen,” which means “Little Red Cat.” The name is an example of how unique products should play an appropriate role in our lives: objects should be beautiful and carefully crafted, but never too serious. The ornate lion in our logo is borrowed from symbols used by European noble families, but at the same time he’s small and pink. The name is fun and whimsical, it’s of the highest quality, and has nothing to do with power or prestige.
RK Apothecary, established in 2010, is a unique gift and convenience store located in the Normandale Lake Office Park. We offer a wide variety of snacks, sandwiches, beverages, sundries and dry cleaning services for the ultimate convenience for our customers. In addition, we specialize in providing bath and body products, candles, greeting cards and novelties intended as unique gifts for a special occasion or as a personal indulgence. Apothecaries, long a fixture of European and early American cities, offer a unique retail experience. The setting is intimate, almost like a library in a way that encourages leisurely shopping and hands-on experience with products. Apothecary displays suggest unusual, restorative combinations of products that might not otherwise be found together. It is our hope that customers will enjoy the store as a place to slow down, browse, and enjoy the sensory experiences offered by a refined, artisan collection.