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Limousine tour guide Harold Davis, dressed as “Breaking Bad” character Walter White, is just one of many Albuquerque natives who is cashing in on the popularity of the AMC show, which began its final season on Sunday.

Albuquerque businesses hoping to cash in on ‘Breaking Bad’

August 13, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE (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.
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. Login to read more

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