Updated: December 30, 2019 11:32 AM
Created: December 29, 2019 10:22 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It’s not tough to find Breaking Bad souvenirs when you walk around Old Town, but this week The Breaking Bad Store ABQ will open its doors giving fans a store solely dedicated to all things Breaking Bad.
One of the store's owners said it’s breaking the mold with unique items people won’t be able to get just anywhere.
“It’s a lot of local artists what we have commissioned, plus it’s a lot of out of the country items that don’t ship to America, much less to New Mexico,” co-owner Edward Candelaria said.
Candelaria wears his love for Breaking Bad on his sleeve. His arm is decorated with tattoos paying homage to the show and the actors. More than a decade after the show premiered he and other fans are not getting off the Breaking Bad bandwagon. He’s hoping those fans will stop at his store for something unique. Before their grand opening they were setting up a Breaking Bad cologne kit, Breaking Bad paintings done by local artist Jake Schoonmaker, board games, and two clear Breaking Bad vinyls.
“There was only 2,500 produced so we got a couple of them that we are selling and it’s crystal clear,” Candelaria said.
The store will have a soft opening Thursday Jan. 2. Their grand opening will be Saturday Jan. 4. They’ll open their door both days at 10:00 a.m. and before fans head in they’ll be greeted by one of Walter White’s famous quotes. An engraved sign above the door reads, “I am the one who knocks.”
Breaking Bad’s season finale was in 2013, but Candelaria said tourism is still going strong. He and his co-owner are partnering with popular Breaking Bad RV Tours and will become the last stop on their route.
“They’re still getting tons lots of people still yesterday he had his best day ever and this isn’t even Balloon Fiesta,” said Candelaria.
The store will be located at 404 San Felipe Street.
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