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The Flycatcher on Fourth Avenue prepares to bid farewell

Posted: 8:26 AM, Jul 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-13 15:39:56Z

The Flycatcher, a popular bar and live music venue on Fourth Avenue is bidding farewell, for good.

The bar will be closing their doors on Sunday, July 15th.

Earlier this month the bar posted a sign outside their day listing the final days they'd be open, and earlier this year developers had talks of hoping to turn The Flycatcher into a 7-story housing complex.

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Mike Peel with Local first Arizona says his concern for development on Fourth Avenue comes from a place of concern. 

"Our concern is the effect it's going to have on these historic businesses on the hub of localism here," said Peel. 

Council member Steve Kozachik stressed new development and local businesses have the possibility to work together and make fourth avenue more appealing. 

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"We ask new developers to come in and consider local businesses in their design scheme so for instance, in the recent Partners on Fourth Avenue they committed a certain percentage of their store fronts to be ten  thousand square feet or less, something that local businesses can afford," said Kozachik. 

The Flycatcher will be hosting 'Fly Fest' throughout the weekend to celebrate the time the bar and live music venue spent on Fourth Avenue.