If you’re looking into who started the idea of the most compelling shopping mall in Brazil you will find a very determined, hard-working entrepreneur who never gave up on his hopes and dreams. This man truly believed that his hard work would one day pay off, and boy did it ever. The shopping centre idea has become the most desired hang out area where friends and family go shopping, eat, have fun and be entertained.

Robert Santiago was a very creative man and leaves people in awe as to his creativity. What man would ever think of having such an elaborate and desirable shopping mall? Santiago began his dream by purchasing the land on which the Manaira shopping mall is currently located at in 1987. Robert was so determined and persistent that he pushed through every single obstacle and two years later in 1989 his dream came to pass, the mall was ready and was launched.

Theatres:

This shopping centre has eleven movie theatres with the most modern up to date technology within the sound system.

Domus Hall:

Within the Manaira Shopping Mall, the Domus Hall which didn’t come to pass till 2009 is one of the biggest concert halls, which is located in its roof. The Domus Hall has adequate space to have any kinds of function or event that you could possibly ask for. The concert hall will seat up to four thousand people and ten thousand more will be allowed in the standing area. The hall is airtight and temperature controlled so no need to be worried about being too loud for the neighbours. The sound system is phenomenal equipment and crystal clear.

Entertaining:

He also chose to put in an amusement park, 200 gaming machines which should have something for all ages. There is also a gaming area with a bowling alley.

Food Court:

The food court has changed quite a bit since it first opened; there have been several revisions throughout the years so that there is a wide range of restaurants. They range from fast food to more elaborate dining choices.

Stores:

No matter what you’re looking for within a shopping mall, you’re guaranteed to find something at the Manaira shopping mall. There are furniture stores, sports gear, bookstore, clothing stores, jewellery, and cosmetics among other things.

As a result of Roberto’s dream and entrepreneurship, many businesses have followed suit in hopes of giving other residents more opportunities.

Last but not least Roberto was born on July 16, 1958, in Joao Pessoa. He attended school at Pio X-Marist College then went on and achieved his undergraduate degree at the University Center of Joao Pessoa. Robert has literally started down a path of greatness for the expansion of the community.