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Mon. 12:37pm: Albuquerque hopes 'Breaking Bad' ending a start (photo)

August 12, 2013
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - It's been five years of meth addicts, deadly shootings, violent drug traffickers and hidden secrets of the desert.

And throughout the filming of AMC hit television series "Breaking Bad" in Albuquerque, interest in this Southwestern city from tourists has grown and local businesses have sought to cash in. A doughnut shop sells treats laced with blue "meth" toppings, for example, while a bike rental business gives tours of characters' favorite spots.

But now that "Breaking Bad" is returning for its final episodes, Albuquerque shops and tourist attractions are trying to take advantage of the popular show's last moments before the series fades from memory.

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In this photo from Friday limousine tour guide Harold Davis is dressed as 'Breaking Bad' character Walter White, as Albuquerque tourists officials get ready for an event celebrating the premiere of the final season of AMC's television series.

The city's visitors' bureau hosted a watch party Sunday for the premiere of the last season's first episode, drawing more than 450 fans. Stores held specials to sell "Breaking Bad" memorabilia. There was even a "Breaking Bad" marathon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Albuquerque, followed by Mass, then its own watch party for the last season's premiere.

 
 

 

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