Multi-level shopping centers are impressive by most people’s standards. There is one that is makes the top of the list in Brazil, known as Mainara Shopping center which is complete with a movie theater, a kid’s fun zone, plenty of outlet stores, and a food court just to name a few. In excess of 280 businesses call The Manaira Shopping center home.
The developer of this shopping center is Roberto Santiago, and he has made quite the impression on the people of Brazil, and tourists alike. With his apparent “Go big or go home” strategy in building this beautiful structure, his profits only reflect his tremendous business sense.
Roberto Santiago Himself
Born in 1958, Roberto Santiago worked hard to learn and studied hard to obtain his degree in Business Administration. Soon after college he landed a job at Café Santa Rosa and soon realized how much he wanted to be in business for himself. Each step was a step upwards, always moving forward for Roberto. After deciding he wanted to join the real estate market, he began plans for building a massive shopping experience, which is now realized with Mainara Shopping Center.
Manaira Shopping complex
Sitting on a huge plot of land, Mainara opened for business in 1989. Success has allowed for expansions, and has been named at the top of the list for one of the largest shopping malls in Brazil. Roberto Santiago has made Mainara Shopping Center the epicenter of entertainment for the citizens or tourists who venture there. Located in João Pessoa, Paraiba, the center boasts a huge food court of 10,000 square meters, with many different types of cuisine. A bowling alley attracts families for a fun game night, and even bowling leagues enjoy this attraction.
Domus Hall is one of the main entertainment hubs at the shopping mall, offering concerts, art shows, theatrical plays, and general events. It has two stories, bars and nightlife, and can accommodate 8000 people! It is safe to assume that Roberto Santiago is very proud of this success. He is active in his community, where he grew up in João Pessoa, where the Mainara Shopping center sits today, bustling with visitors every day.
Cinepolis brings movie viewing into the 21st century. Wall to wall Movie Screens, Dolby Digital sound system, and 3d technology are just a few of the attractions. You can relax in the VIP room with arm rest equipped recliners, drink espresso and eat chocolates while enjoying your state of the art movie experience. Stadium style seating allows full screen viewing from any angle, in 11 gigantic theater rooms. It appears that Roberto Santiago spared no expense building this enormous Shopping Mall!