The first buildings of the beloved La Placita Village were torn down today, Monday Feb. 5. The bright and colorful landmark at 100 S. Church Avenue will be replaced with an apartment complex called “The Flin.” Developed by HSL properties, the complex will include 240 units as well as retail space. Residents and visitors alike have long enjoyed the vibrant, eye-catching buildings, which have been a part of the Tucson landscape since the mid-1970s. It was a bittersweet day for many who watched as a significant part of the Old Pueblo disappeared into the dust. Last week, crews were seen prepping for the demolition, which will mark the end of the mixed-use, multi-story compled that once housed a variety of businesses and organizations, including the now-closed Hotel Arizona.