Rankos has a long history of serving Tacoma families dating back to the late 1920s. The original pharmacy was located on Pacific Avenue prior to moving to the current location in the late 1930's.
In the early days, during the 40's and 50's, Rankos had a soda fountain and served green rivers, banana splits and other treats. Stadium alumni tell stories of drinking cherry cokes and dancing to the jukebox after school at Rankos.
In January of 2010, Rankos fired up the legendary Rx sign after 40 years of darkness. The chasing lights sign adds sparkle to the night in Tacoma's North End and is reminiscent of days gone by.
Our Rankos' history lives today in our muesum of pharmacy memorabilia, historic photos, wooden phone booth, and old-time friendliness.