It was the perfect medium-sized bar and music venue for the people who've filled the joint since the mid-90s. They are they kind of people who are about the music, and for whom music is more than "just music."
Hosey has been following the scene for decades, and says this place had it.
"You could be into rock'n'roll, you could be into country, you could be into blues. You could be into all sorts pf stuff. you could be not even be into anything. Everyone was welcome, everyone could be themselves. It wasn't a gorgeous place, it was a neighborhood bar, that had live music."
As the years went on, the rough-hewn, rundown ginmill was more than just the home of some great music. for many, it really became a home.
"No matter what age you are, you tend to look for a sense of community. This was the right place for us. the music was great, the people were great," says Hosey, who also admits to, in some way, play a part in the downfall of the place where he and his wife saw their long-term friendship first blossom into romance.
"I don't go out as much as I used to," Hosey says laughing." A lot of people my age don't go out as much as they used to. I've been going out to clubs for 35 years."
Even after the final gig is played there this weekend, it'll likely be a long time before there's a night of live music in Buffalo without someone having some great memory of the Mohawk. The hole-in-the-wall-looking place will live on forever for the people who considered it home.