Among all the pre-war shop houses I know in New Town & Old Town, there is no such design to have a balcony at first floor like this row & the row opposite to it (where I stood to capture this photo). This is so unique & owner may make full use of it for commercial or beautification purpose. Anyway some of these shops have been renovated with the balcony covered. Outdoor seating for restaurant & cafe is getting more popular nowadays. Sitting at higher spot for dining or tea break while watching traffic at below is kind of enjoyable experience. If the first floor of these shops turn into restaurant & offer seats at the balcony, I believe it can be attractive and amazing.