Bossa Nova Club, Todd Street, 1965. (c) Manchester Beat.
The Bossa Nova was near the side entrance to Victoria Station on Todd Street. It was a cocktail bar in the 1960s and in later guises was Chico's (named after Bossa Nova's owner, Chic Taylor ) and the top floor was also the Top Cat Club. The building was, for a time, a café called the City Cafeteria in the early '60s and then Silverpool Restaurant next to Nellie's Florist in 1963. .
Chico's / Bossa Nova, Todd Street. (c) asaph_art (Alan Moores) at flickr.
The building is shown here in the 1980s as the Top Cat Club, also described as the former Cathedral Sunday School which may be a clue to its original use. The place was listed so stood for many years until it deteriorated so badly that it was demolished only a couple of years ago; the old Hanging Ditch Post Office to the left still stood, but not for long.
Former site of Bossa Nova / Chico's / Top Cat, Todd Street. (c) googlemaps.