Roberto Santiago is known as a mall tycoon, building one of the largest malls in the state of Paraiba. Before he became a business tycoon, Roberto Santiago’s job was to write for newspapers and other newsletters. Writing has been an excellent source of income for him, and he managed to save a lot of money during his career. With the introduction of the internet, Roberto Santiago started to write online and gained a lot of followers because of the quality of the articles that he writes. One day, as he was walking around the city center, he noticed an advertisement about a lot that is being put up on sale. He developed an interest in buying the lot, and he started talking with the owner to haggle for the right price. The transaction was completed in 1987, and the lot was formally transferred under his name.
Roberto Santiago has so many things in mind regarding the development of the property, but he ultimately decided to transform the lot into a shopping mall. He used the money that he saved in the bank and hired the best contractor in the city that would give him the best deals. The construction of the mall took two years, and it was finally opened to the public in 1989. Roberto Santiago named the mall as Manaira Shopping, and it changed the local population’s way of life. Manaira Shopping was named as one of the best shopping malls in the country, and it is being visited today by thousands of people, be it a tourist or a local.
Manaira Shopping has a lot of amenities inside. There are thousands of shops to choose from, and there is a dedicated entertainment center inside the mall providing world-class entertainment to patrons, including a bowling alley, a cinema complex, and a concert hall on the mall’s rooftop. Manaira Shopping also boasts one of the largest food courts in the country, home to authentic cuisines coming from different countries across the world. Roberto Santiago never expected that the mall he created would become a symbol of his city’s economic performance. Manaira Shopping went under several expansions, and today, the mall is occupying a huge lot with other developments surrounding it, including a residential complex and a commercial business center.
Roberto Santiago thanked everyone who has patronized his mall for years, and recently, he unveiled his plans for Manaira Mall. According to his timeline, Manaira Mall would still undergo several expansions and renovations. Roberto Santiago also added that there would be a new mall built near the location of Manaira Mall, and he is also traveling across the country to find out where he could develop his next property.