Things get a little bit messy when it comes to tagging on the establishments in and around LuzTur. I tend to think of this as two distinct parts – LuzTur, the 10 storey block – and the Commercial Centre next door. Others use LuzTur to cover both, so being precise about where businesses were becomes problematic.
It also seems there was an internal connection between the two, allowing pedestrian traffic to go back and forth.
In addition to the internal connection, LuzTur had four entrances/exits, so people could get in and out in a variety of ways.
Both LuzTur and the Commercial Centre have entrances on Rua Helena do Nascimento Baptista. As far as I am aware, due to the civic improvements of the time, Rua HNB had been dug up, resulting in zero car traffic. Whether people simply walked some way on Rua HNB, or they parked elsewhere and used a different entrance, is supposition.
The establishments that I know of are as follows.
Café Polly, Commercial Centre. This was a café/pasteleria, so I am assuming it was closed by the time of the Smith sighting, giving a green dot.
Boozey Suzy’s bar, Commercial Centre. I have the vague feeling there was a mention of this in the JP files, but the pub gets every variation of Boozey and Soosie, so for the moment it will give an amber dot.
Irish Legend bar, Commercial Centre. A sports bar that also got Irish TV. This is another amber.
Baptista junior, beside the Commercial Centre. This was the predecessor of the larger Baptista referred to in the JP files. Junior remains today (and in May 2007) for fresh fish and bread/cakes. These are run a two separate concession, which is why there is an odd mix. Junior would also have closed down for the evening, hence it is green.
Maharajah Indian restaurant, LuzTur. This was large, and at the time the only Indian in Luz. Another Amber.
Aquario restaurant, LuzTur. Another amber.
Luz cinema. This is a bit of a curate’s egg. It was on the opposite side of the Commercial Centre, with a car park opening onto Primeiro de Maio, so in that sense it could be relevant to the Smith sighting. However, it was normal for the film programme to start at 9:30 PM, quite some time before the sighting. Unless Smithman knew of the cinema times, implying an excellent knowledge of Luz, it seems to have minor relevance to him. However, it does impact on other scenarios, such as Gerry (allegedly) moving a body before talking to Jes Wilkins, so I’ll make it another amber.