Nora Apothecary Nora Apothecary

About Us

Contact Information

1101 East 86th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240


Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Closed Sunday & Major Holidays

Our History

The structure of Nora Apothecary was originally owned by the 45th Governor of Indiana, Robert Orr.

In 1962, pharmacist Vern Horton purchased it and converted it into a pharmacy. Vern’s original pharmacy was in Brazil, Indiana but he saw the potential in Indianapolis, and moved his family and practice here.

The entire apothecary was based on compounding medicine and the only OTC (over-the-counter) product Vern initially carried at Nora was Crest toothpaste!

In 1969, Chuck Lindstrom was a pharmacy student at Butler University, drove by the apothecary one day and walked in. He was hired as an intern and worked there until he graduated later that year. Chuck then practiced as a pharmacist there until he purchased the apothecary in 1973.

Patients began asking for more OTC products and so Tylenol, aspirin, and vitamins were introduced into the pharmacy. Throughout the decades, Nora Apothecary has continued its initial purpose of compounding custom medications for patients, while continuing to expand our lines of premium supplements and vitamins.

In 2013, Chuck met Tony Kantzavelos, a fellow pharmacist, and the two became friends. The following year, Chuck asked Tony if he’d like to purchase Nora Apothecary to continue its legacy of superior customer service and making patient’s health its #1 priority, while also expanding it’s offerings. Tony was honored and purchased Nora Apothecary in 2015.

Owner Of Nora Apothecary


Tony Kantzavelos, Pharm.D.

Owner of Nora Apothecary

Why do you like working at Nora? “I love the personal “mom and pop” feeling of the pharmacy and really getting to know my patients and their needs. Compounding pharmacy really gets back to the true art & practice of pharmacy.”

What are your hobbies/spare time “I am a crazy hockey fan…The Toronto Maples Leafs are the best NHL team ever. I also enjoy soccer. I love spending time with my wife and kids, traveling, and exercising.”

“I’m passionate about meeting people wherever they are in their health journey and helping them make progress towards better health. Come in any time…I look forward to meeting you and serving you.”