SÃO JOÃO NOSSO stories 2017-12-09T18:54:25+00:00

Inspiring Stories

Marvel at the unexpected tales of São João da Madeira streets

  • PARIS TROPICAL · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

PARIS TROPICAL
— since 1986 —

In Rua Durbalino Laranjeira, nº 11, in São João da Madeira we find Paris Tropical, a bakery / pastry that, by its mere presence, personifies the capacity of perseverance of the owners

  • MC CABELEIREIROS · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

MC Cabeleireiros
— since 2012 —

Those who pass by the door nº 2066 at Avenida Dr. Renato Araújo, in São João da Madeira, have certainly heard the sound of dryers and the hissing cut of scissors. It's just another day of work for Márcia Costa, owner of MC hairdressers...

TUDO AOS MOLHOS
— since 2014 —

Whether by mere coincidence or by stubbornness of fate, some places simply do not give up their protagonism. In São João da Madeira …

  • PINA BAR · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

PINA BAR
— since 1989 —

In an increasingly politically correct world, where everything has a time and a place, sometimes a little irreverence is required. Pina Bar, formerly known as Pinaky, exemplifies this statement well...

  • ARTIGO-MILANA BOUTIQUE · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

MILANA BOUTIQUE
— since —

As Márcia Santos tells us any experience is enriching. The owner of Milana, located at Avenida Dr. Renato Araújo, nº 104, in São João da Madeira, is a former physical education teacher who has been able to assert her contact with the public, to create bridges with her clientele and to show that her generation perpetuates the spirit of proximity trade.

Chikiliz
— since 2017 —

A shop in downtown São João for a very special audience: our little ones São João da Madeira is an important development center in the district of Aveiro, but it is the people, especially our future, our children, who are more important than the industrial strength, more important than the vast commercial fabric...

ÓPTICA MORAIS
— since 1996 —

São João da Madeira is a dynamic city, full of life, with more than 20,000 residents and a commercial potential capable of meeting the needs of the population. It’s not a surprise, therefore, that the regeneration of this potential is obligatory, in order to keep it competitive. This was precisely the case of Óptica Morais, inaugurated on November 26, 1996, which came to revive the number 420 of Avenida Renato Araújo...

IMAGE FASHION STORE
— since 2014—

On October 4, 2014, Diogo Lima and Filipa Martins opened the doors of the Image Fashion Store, at Avenida da Misericórdia, 93, in São João da Madeira, a store marked by the exclusivity and variety of its clothes and shoes offer.

  • ARTIGO-CASA-DA-TRIPA

CASA DA TRIPA
— since 2013 —

In Rua do Ouro, nº 214 in São João da Madeira, a couple decided to share with the city, an unrivaled delicacy, the tripa

WOODY
— since 2016—

At Rua Visconde, in São João da Madeira, nº. 2423, we find Woody café, a pub with a nostalgic smell, led by the young presence of Tiago Amado.

ACONCHEGO DO QUINTAL
— desde 2017—

Some say that the happiest people are those who come home with dirty hands. Francisca Fernandes, originally from Arouca, had an unexpected contact with this reality, which resulted in the creation of a unique house on Avenida do Vale, nº 617, in São João da Madeira...

DONA GOMA
— since 2018 —

When you pass Avenida Dr. Renato Araújo, in São João da Madeira, it is very likely that you will notice the storefront and stop in front of the 100th door

  • LEDISTRONICA · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

LEDISTRONICA
— since 1994 —

Hello! I'm Daniel Barros and in 1991 I thought about opening a small electronics business here in our city of S. João da Madeira …

  • ÓTICA QUINTA · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

ÓPTICA QUINTA
— since 1980 —

It is often said the details make the difference. That is why the history of Óptica Quinta is told by the details, at Rua Oliveira Júnior, nº306 …

  • EL SPACE · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

EL SPACE
— since 2007 —

At the time of writing this story, Christmas is at the door as well as the desire to present loved ones and friends with that special gift …

Padaria do Souto
— since 1939—

Consider an excellent recipe for a bakery: you begin by making dough, with love in the art of making bread, join a proficient and dedicated staff, and finally take it to the oven with a dash of confection secrets.

Vitória Boutique
— since 1990 —

We are talking to Vitória Soares de Pinho Lima who tells us how well one dresses in São João da Madeira. With thirty years of experience …

FISIOPINHO
— since 2015 —

Time, perpetual enemy of life, is the undeniable nemesis of our existence. We fight, we exalt, we conform, but we always remain in the presence …

FLORISTA MIMOSA
— since 1994 —

In São João da Madeira, the sun rises slowly under the door number 175 of Dr. Maciel street with cheerful greetings coming from the flowers and plants of the Mimosa house. If we peek through the windowpanes...

O CANTINHO DAS LINHAS
— since 2010 —

In a corner of Avenida Arantes with Oliveira one may find, in the midst of wool and lines, the warmth of the art of creation. Upon entering, we are greeted by the owner, Mrs. Isabel Maria Resende Bastos,...

PONTO ZERO
— since 2011 —

This restaurant, which was inaugurated in 2011, is popular, discreet and, according to popular sayings, manages to do the impossible: to serve two masters

CAFÉ O POETA — since 2013 —

I remember hearing that 'everything is against old music'. I came to realize that the expression could mean the difficulty in accomplishing any task. The song that is often heard in O Poeta is not exactly old, perhaps nostalgic,...

CASA ALMEIDA
— desde 1981 —

A home founded on friendship, conviviality, and love for the glories of São João da Madeira soccer, with the most appetizing grills and homemade desserts. It is difficult,...

MENTES BRILHANTES
— desde 2007 —

History is replete with pioneers, visionaries, and in the broad sense, people not conformed to systems regarded as rigid or inflexible. Protest or non-acceptance can take the most varied forms or attitudes...

CONFEITARIA COLMEIA
— desde 1991—

The story of Colmeia begins with a partnership, Sousa Pinho&Queirós, whose members decided to bet on a business installed in a new property that would house a pension and a confectionery,...

RAINHA DE COPAS
— since 2014 —

Fátima Felix personifies the capacity of personal reinvention, necessary in the most critical times of anyone's professional path. After working in what seems to be a whole life, as an administrative personnel in Oporto,...

LOCALMAIS
— since 2010 —

Glittering machines and the inescapable aroma of new products. Some televisions, coffee machines and a few refrigerators in the background, from classic to last generation. There are sound speakers, computer equipment,

GILMODA
— since 1986 —

Imposing and proud: this is how the Gilmoda - mythical textile house - stands in a historic place in the city of São João da Madeira. In fact, Praça Luís Ribeiro and, more concretely, Rua da Liberdade are...

  • SAPATARIA PAULITA · SÃO JOÃO NOSSO

SAPATARIA PAULITA
— since 1974 —

As a footwear capital, S. João da Madeira increasingly appears as the last stronghold of small size shoe stores. They used to proliferated …

TABERNA DO ZÉ
— since 2015 —

According to the most exalted hearts, it may be the dream who commands life. Sometimes he commands in the plural, as José Silvério Sequeira of São João da Madeira shows us,...

OLD ROCK & BLUES
— since 2017 —

The story of Old Rock & Blues starts here. The wit and persistence perfectly characterize Old Rock & Blues, located at nº142 of 11 de Outubro Street in São João da Madeira. We can draw lessons from any experience and that is what José Silvério did,...

ÓPTICA CHARME
— since 2014 —

At Avenida Dr. Renato Araújo nº511, in São João da Madeira, you will find Optima Charme, a place made of special relationships. It all started with Marco Silva, optometrist and, Luís Pereira, optician...

ÁGUA VIVA
— since 1981 —

Since the 19th century, São João da Madeira has been recognized as an important industrial development center in Portugal. In the seventies, two of the most prominent industries in the city were Molaflex and Oliva...

BRUNO BERNARDO
— since 2012 —

Protect and decorate everyone's feet. This is the noble mission assumed by the Sanjoanense shoe factory, Bruno Bernardo, an establishment with an address on Rua da Liberdade,...

SALÃO DOURADO
— since 1959 —

On a rainy morning, on Rua da Liberdade, in São João da Madeira, Mr. Agídio Oliveira looked nervously out the window, waiting for the first customer of the day. Its barber shop, the Golden Hall, located at door # 62,...