According to the Brazilian Association of Shopping Centers, the sector in Brazil grew an additional 6.5 percent in 2015 with a turnover of roughly 150 billion. The malls in Paraiba are celebrating their good fortune and one of the most popular malls is the Manaira Shopping center owned by Roberto Santiago. The businessman continues to develop the mall every year making it an incredible success.
Roberto Santiago spent his childhood in Joao Pessoa in Brazil. He became an entrepreneur when he was young and created a cartonage company. Eventually he went into the field of real estate and this is where he made a name for himself. In 1989, he purchased a large piece of land in his hometown and developed the Manaira Shopping mall which quickly became the crown jewel of the city. His mall is one of the largest in Brazil with the construction beginning in 1987. Due to Roberto Santiago’s high standards and the intricacy of the mall the construction lasted for two years.
The Manaira Mall resembles a small city and has every amenity. The options for shopping are extensive, there is a modern theatre, an enchanting concert hall on the rooftop, a fitness center, numerous banks, a college, and a popular food court. Many of the city’s residents come to the mall every day. The concert hall is called Domus Hall and the construction was finished in 2009. The hall is so large it can accommodate large conferences, fairs, exhibits, and concerts. The space is air conditioned with a two-story structure capable of holding 10,000 people. Individual cabins are located on the mezzanine level for private affairs and lounge music while public events are held on the ground floor. The high quality of the acoustics and sound equipment make this the perfect location for theatrical productions and concerts.
Roberto Santiago spared no expense on the entertainment options available at his mall. There is an electronic amusement park, a movie theatre, a bowling alley, and a large area for gaming. The food court has been expanded several times and has options for every appetite and budget. There are a variety of fast food options and high-end restaurants offering a wide selection of foods. The mall offers furniture, books, sports gear, clothing, jewelry, and so much more. Faculty and students frequent the mall because this is where the college of Higher Education of Paraiba is located.
For the last twenty years Roberto Santiago has continued his development of the Manaira Mall and it has become one of the regions prominent attractions. People come for the amazing shopping, dining, and entertainment. International and Brazilian talent has appeared at Domus Hall and the community has been provided with unique cultural experiences.