Roberto Santiago is an ambitious entrepreneur, responsible for designing two of the largest shopping centers in Joao Pessoa: Manaira and Mangabeira Shopping, both of which are great leisure options in the capital.
The Manaira was the first great business of Mr. Santiago. This was a mall which was established in 1989 the month of November and soon fell to the graces of the residents and tourists who visited the area of João Pessoa. The mall is located in the Manaira district, which is why it is smartly named this and is specifically located between the town center and the beaches of the city, convenient for shoppers and consumers. The mall boasts over 280 stores in a total area of 75 thousand square meters. Stores which are included are categorized into adult fashion as well as kid’s fashion stores, sporting goods stores, banks, academies, amusement park, bowling alley, gourmet space, and food court. The mall also has an impressive concert hall.
The mall also has a highly popular movie theater and a place called the Game Station. The game station contains high-quality audio and video equipment, with over ten air-conditioned rooms. In reality, the Game Station is actually an amusement park that has over 200 machines for each and every gamer out there. It also includes an electronic bowling alley as well as a ballroom. The Domus Concert hall venue at the mall contains air conditioning and can seat about 4,000 people, with more than 10,000 people standing. It contains high-quality sound equipment, including VIP spaces. Many musicians and theatre performers perform here at this venue.
While the Mangabeira Shopping Center is the second most important shopping area in the area of Joao Pessoa. It contains both modern as well as Cosmopolitan-like architecture. It was established in November of the year 2014 and led to many new jobs in the area, not to mention a new place for recreation and rest for consumers or passers-by.
After the shopping mall first opened, it had more than half a million new customers/consumers, causing the store owners and job seekers to have a very positive outlook on the new shopping mall. This shopping mall boasts some of the highest consumers in the area. The mall is said to have helped transform the are of Mangabeira. Where there were once only houses, there is now many city center residential buildings, and many new shops that continue to grow around the shopping mall. All this helped contribute to the development of the area and helped it to grow.
Roberto Santiago, the man who started this mall, got his start at a cafe, namely: Café Santa Rosa, but then started his own carton company, and then got the idea for these malls.