One of the most eminent businessmen in the state of Paraiba, Brazil is called Roberto Santiago. What makes him a household name is his investment of establishment of Manaira Shopping Mall which has extensively benefited the people of Paraiba in Brazil. The renowned entrepreneur was born on July 16, 1958, in Joao Pessoa and went to the Pio X Marist College located in the capital of Pessoa. He then extended his studies in the University Center of Joao Pessoa where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After completing his studies, Santiago first worked at Café Santa Rosa before engaging in self-employment where he established a cartonnage company. He would later abandon the business to realize his dream which was in the mall industry.
About Manaira Shopping Mall
Roberto Santiago had his vision set on opening a shopping mall which he did in 1989 after two and a half years of its construction. He had earlier managed to acquire a considerable size of land at the capital of Paraiba where he started building the Manaira Shopping Mall in 1987. The mall is the largest in Paraiba and so far has undergone five expansions stages since its establishment. Further, the shopping mall’s covers 75,000 meters squared and partitioned to 280 stores. Also, it is located in the center of the capital of Pessoa where it faces the northern coast beaches hence the beautiful sunset views. Additionally, Roberto Santiago also invested in a cooling system which offers comfort to shoppers and all who work in the mall since Paraiba is marked by very high temperatures.
Amenities at the Manaira Shopping Mall
Roberto Santiago structured the mall in a way that it would cater for entertainment and leisure amenities that would be favorable to the whole family. For this reason, the mall offers a variety of sophisticated ways of having fun and spending leisure with family and friends. It has 11 rooms for movies fitted with the modern day types of equipment where its packages include 3D rooms, VIP rooms, and a stadium system. It also has fan games such as bowling and electronic game machines where it incorporates kids and adults. Again, the food court section is flooded with different restaurants that offer array of delicacies that one can choose. Furthermore, the mall has a gym and ballroom if one wishes to hire.
Manaira Shopping Mall’s Impact to the Paraiba Region
With the establishment of the mall saw more than 3000 people get jobs at the mall thus a source of employment. The mall also attracted investors in the region which had an impact on the economy hence bringing growth and developments in the surroundings of the capital of Paraiba. It also has a college, banks, and recently launched a recreation hall known as the Domus hall. Besides, the world-class auditorium hall has since attracted music artists from all over Brazil who have since held many concerts from the premises.