TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - There are memories in these mixes, with a hint of nostalgia for the Kallish twins.
"You just taste your younger years. This is 21 in a drink," Erin Kallish said, sitting at the bar with her sister, Krista, as they sipped on a Grasshopper shot.
It's the same drink they ordered, at the same venue, when they turned 21 years old in Tucson.
On Sunday, July 15, they were visiting The Flycatcher one final time after years spent in that beloved bar.
Compared to Randy Lopez, the general manager, their time spent inside was mere minutes.
For two decades he's been behind the scenes, starting by working the sound board for live shows when Plush first opened on 6th Street and 4th Avenue. The establishment went through a name change in 2014.
Sunday night is his last time flipping on the lights, modifying the marquee, and taking out the trash.
"There's a lot of bittersweet memories every time I do something stupid - some menial task. I think, 'This is the last time I'm going to do that.' Sometimes I say, 'Yay! I don't have to do that any more.' Sometimes I think I'm going to have weird dreams about this place, when it's closed and gutted."
Sunday night was 'last call' for the local bar and music venue, for good. In about a month, Lopez said, the bar and its land will be taken over by new developers.
In its place, a new 7-story housing complex will be built. It will be the tallest building amongst its peers on Historic 4th Avenue.
The developer, EdR, is described as, "one of America's largest owners, developers, and managers of collegiate housing."
"The project would consist of 250 housing units and around 8,000 square ft of ground floor retail, as well as around 200 parking spots," according to the Tucson Improvement and Beautification Organization. "The complex was described by EdR as not a student housing project, but a housing project aimed towards graduate students and young adults. That has also drawn criticism, as in all reality it is likely that the building will probably be rented to mostly students."
It's leaving those who love the welcoming watering hole in disbelief.
"It's sad. It's really sad. It's a big change for Tucson," two patrons, Sarah Henderson and Chantage Beltran, said collectively.
"But it's bound to happen. It's bound to happen for there to be this big revolution of change to come through. But it's kind of heartbreaking," said Serenity Wetherbee, who newly turned 21 years old and was visiting The Flycatcher on Sunday for her first and last time.
When asked about relocation, Lopez said that starting all over again, elsewhere, might leave The Flycatcher fruitless.
"Honestly, I think it would be very hard. The business has changed. It's not enough anymore just to open up a cool place and have live music and expect people to throng to it. You have to have a little bit more. There's so much competition downtown and new places on 4th Avenue and everything on the streetcar line," he said, explaining that food would likely need to be an option. "That was our business model before: Open up a cool place, have great live music, and people came. Then it sort of gradually shifted. Now, a younger demographic doesn't necessarily want just that. They want something else and we didn't quite figure out what they want."
Losing The Flycatcher on 4th Avenue will leave Erin Kallish yearning for better times.
"When it's not even here, it'll just be a lost memory," she said.
She'll have thoughts of what was and what used to be.
Lopez will have 20 years of good memories - good until the last d rop.
"You can't stop progress, and you can't stop change. So I hope everybody is taking lots of pictures."