Robert Santiago: the Great Visionary

Inaugurated in 1989 the Manaíra goes through constant evolutions to stay modern and current. There are 75 thousand m² of gross leasable area (GLA) where more than 280 stores are located. At the beginning they were only 90 in a constructed area of 12 thousand m².

 

The idea of Roberto Santiago was to offer a modern shopping center, well located and with several entertainment options. Manaira Shopping soon stood out and today is the largest of João Pessoa and one of the most important in the country.

 

In 1993 the first expansion of the enterprise of Roberto Santiago took place. At the time, the project was signed by Carmen Raquel and Maria Raquel.

 

The second expansion came in 1997. The highlight was the new anchor stores of the mall, Riachuelo and Maia.

 

The third expansion was one of the most important because it brought the cinema. Occurred in December of 2002, the expansion was responsible for inaugurations like Lojas Americanas, Ri Happy, C & A and others.

 

When visiting João Pessoa, do not miss the Manaira Shopping, by Roberto Santiago. The shopping center is one of the largest and most interesting in the Northeast region. A Latin American reference in its segment for its leisure options, comfort, gastronomic options, cinema of last generation, among other attractions.

 

The Manaíra offers to the public stores for the most varied tastes and needs, bank branches, lottery, show house, gyms, universities and more. All to strengthen the relationship between the establishment and its customers.

 

In 2007 a new work. This time the Manaíra started to have a constructed area of 05.000m² of constructed area and about 260 stores. Among the anchors inaugurated were Lojas Renner and Centauro.

 

In 2008 and 2012 it was the turn of the food court to gain an expansion and in 2014 the launch of Espaço Gourmet, idealized by Roberto Santiago.

 

Leisure options

 

The cinema is one of the differentials of the mall. There are 11 rooms that have modern equipment, mainly in 3D and VIP, which bring the concept of Stadium System. In it the armchairs are arranged to provide more visibility to the public.

 

Game Station also deserves prominence. It is an 1800 sq.ft. electronic game center and over 200 gaming machines, as well as an electronic bowling alley.

 

The mall still has food court and Gourmet Space. They are environments designed so that the public can enjoy pleasant moments with the family, to have romantic, business meetings, among other occasions. The place has several options like a hamburger and steak house.

 

Inaugurated in 2009, the Domus Concert Hall presents an air-conditioned structure and sound system with state-of-the-art features, as well as acoustic insulation. The show house has a giant nightclub format, proving to be a great option for different types of events, such as concerts, lectures, theatrical shows, musicals, congresses and so on.

 

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