The Brooklyn venue has closed its doors indefinitely.

Bossa Nova Civic Club is closing for a “notable amount of time” following a fire on the third floor of the building. In an Instagram post, the team behind the venue have said the building has sustained “significant damage”. Discwoman’s Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson has clarified that the building “won’t be opening for a very long time” due to water damage. A tenant in the building has been seriously injured and a tenant’s dog has died in the fire.

Bossa Nova Civic Club

A GoFundMe page has been launched by Kerrie-Ann Murphy – a.k.a Bearcat – to help restore the building, and to support club staff and tenants. “This space is a second home to a lot of us and has cultivated many careers, friendships and chosen families,” Murphy said. “Bossa has endured but survived an extreme amount of adversities, during a pandemic no less. This level of harm needs the full backing of the community to restore.” You can donate here.