The entrepreneur Roberto Santiago was born and raised in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. After earning a business administration degree at the University Center of Joao Pessoa he launched his own business. This was a business that designed and manufactured cartons. The cartons were used by his customers to put their products in for store shelves. His success at this company led to him amassing enough money to enter the field of real estate development. He bought some land in Joao Pessoa in the mid-80s and then built a mall on it. The mall, Manaira Shopping Mall, was completed in 1989.
Over the years since founding Manaira Shopping Mall, Roberto Has led the company as its chief executive officer. He has kept the mall up to date and fresh by expanding upon it over the years and bringing in more shopping and more things to do. It is now one of the biggest malls not only in the state of Paraiba but in fact all of Brazil. Due to all of the things to do at Manaira Shopping Mall some people in the city have made it one of their daily destinations.
Manaira Shopping Mall has just about every type of retail store in it. The food court area is something that Roberto Santiago has greatly expanded over the years and focused on. It has had three major renovations, taking place in 2008, 2012, and 2014. No matter what type of food you enjoy or how much you want to spend he has made sure you have options. There are now a host of different fast food options as well as mid-tier restaurants. The latest renovation was done so that Manaira Shopping Mall can now offer high-end cuisine. The newest occupants that offer this type of food are Capital Steakhouse, Espaco Gourmet, and Waynes. It also features a restaurant made to be very kid-friendly, Pirlimpimpim Buffet.
One of the most popular additions to Manaira Shopping Mall that Roberto Santiago had added was Domus Hall. Completed in 2009, it’s a place that can hold concerts and other major events. It can hold over 8,000 people and is an air-conditioned space. Since it was opened it has played host to art exhibits, fairs, theatrical performances, and concerts featuring both Brazilian musicians and international artists.
Due to Roberto Santiago wanting to make the mall a daily destination it has a host of entertainment options. There is a movie theater and a huge gaming area that includes a bowling alley. The entertainment options are wide enough that there’s something for everyone to enjoy regardless of their age. It’s due to this reason and everything else that Manaira Shopping Mall is one of the busiest ones in Brazil.