Roberto Santiago is one of the most prominent Brazilian-based businessmen, having made considerable investments in his Manaira shopping mall. The Manaira Shopping Mall is in Joao Pessoa. Starting out his career, Roberto worked as a blogger who wrote about the history of his country. He holds an undergraduate degree in business administration.
The Manaira Shopping Mall
Having acquired the necessary knowledge in business administration while at the university, he developed an interest in building a haven which would house leisure, sales, and tours all under one roof.
The land on which the massive mall stands was bought in the year 1987 and wasting no time, Roberto had the mall up and running barely two years later. The mall houses all sorts of facilities ranging from theaters all the way to clothing stores as well as gaming spaces.
Domus hall is located on the mall’s rooftop and opened on 2009. The grand size of the mall makes it a suitable location for events with many people such as fairs. It can accommodate approximately 14,000 individuals; 10,000 standing and 4,000 sitting.
Its convenience has seen the Domus hall attract performances from Brazil and beyond as it is soundproof and air-conditioned. In addition to that, it has got two story structures that have individual cabins for those who require privacy and the other part acts as the ground floor for the main event.
Numerous activities associated with entertainment take place at the Manaira shopping mall, just to mention the movie theater that offers the latest movies. In the years 2008, 2012 and 2014, the food court at Manaira shopping mall went through specific changes that allowed for more eating stores at different prices.
These changes led to the introduction of fast foods as well as high-end dining places. Santiago’s shopping mall is home to people from all over the planet as it has got sports gear, furniture stores, clothes stores, bookstore, jewelry, cosmetics and much more to offer.
The mall is also home to the Paraiba College of high education. Due to the presence of the college, there are many students and faculty members around the mall.
The Mangeira Shopping Mall
Besides Manaira shopping mall, Roberto Santiago also owns another mall known as the Mangeira mall which he constructed in the year 2013. The building of the Mangeira mall, as well as the Manaira mall, has affected the economic lives of the residents of Joao Pessoa in a very positive way.
Many corporations have therefore moved to Joao Pessoa, leaving the residents with many options in regards to the economic and social aspects.
The Manaira shopping mall has grown to become the largest mall in Paraiba state and one of the largest malls in Brazil.