Viewing planned for former Garcia’s Kitchen owner

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The owner and founder of Albuquerque’s Garcia’s Kitchen died April 18.

On Monday, the public will have a chance to say goodbye at a viewing.

Andrew Garcia started selling novelties at the New Mexico State Fair. In 1975, he opened the first Garcia’s Kitchen, and now there are eight.

The viewing will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at Sagebrush Church at 6440 Coors Boulevard Northwest, between Montaño and Paseo del Norte.

Garcia was 90 years old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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