Bossa Nova “Civic Club,” once the hub of dancing and debauchery has taken a slow dive toward banality ever since it opened back in 2012. Between pulling a Tandem and forcing people to queue outside the door as if it’s that serious/we’re in Meatpacking and up-charging drinks based on hotness, the club has lost much of its favor with its primary audience: the Bushwick club kid.
Club kid Alexis Genesis, a 23-year-old who typically wears brightly colored couture with paint splattered over it, lamented to The Burning Bush, “Bossa Nova used to hold such promise for me in terms of where the night might take me. Now I know that if go there, the night’s probably going to end as early as 5 a.m. And I don’t like to roll up to my townhouse on Knickerbocker until at least 11 a.”
With Genesis transitioning away from the dance hub, many other club kids have followed suit. Roland Glitterglam, a 35-year-old former regular at Bossa Nova, confirmed, “With staple attendees like Genesis gone, the place has lost even more of its luster. And don’t even get me started on the ‘EDM’ they’ve been playing lately.” With the disappearance of their primary clientele, Bossa Nova owner Cherie Confucion has decided to re-brand her business into a wine and cheese bar à la Miles on Wilson Avenue. Bossa Nova will make this transition at the end of the month, leaving would-be club kids one final chance to get their dance moves and costume ideas out of their system.
Written by Genna Rivieccio