‘Better Call Saul’ using nail spa as law office

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” tweeted out a photo this weekend trying to drum up excitement for its first season.

The picture shows a set of matchbooks from the fictional law office of the main character complete with an Albuquerque address. So, what business really resides there?

It is a nail salon and now it’s the backdrop for the leading role’s law office.

A few months ago, the northeast Albuquerque business, Day Spa and Nail, had an unexpected guest come in the front door.

“A lot of people come in like there was something going on here,” Liem Vu said.

Those people were with the show Better Call Saul.

“[They said] we would like to look around your place and we’re really interested in your place,” Vu said.

Shortly after, they struck a deal- the beauty parlor playing the role of law office for Jimmy McGill, who goes on to become Saul Goodman.

“I feel very excited, very happy,” Vu said.

The “Breaking Bad” spinoff’s Twitter account recently posted a picture of matchbooks with the address 106 Juan Tabo Northeast, the same as Vu’s business. It’s been re-tweeted more than 800 times.

“People will probably come over here, more busy (sic) in the future,” Vu said.

Vu said the show has already filmed at the nail salon three times and they plan to come again in a few months.

When they do come in and film, Vu said the money is pretty good, better than a normal day of business. He thinks his nail salon could end up on the “Breaking Bad” map of spots to see in Albuquerque or the “Breaking Bad” tour.

He admits he’s never seen the show, though.

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