Located at cross junction used to be an advantage in the past for bringing more business because a cross road is normally more crowded and able to catch people's attention for numerous directions. That was true when there were more pedestrian than vehicle on the road in those old days. Situation has changed when the roads are now full of roaring motor vehicles and cross roads turn into traffic light junctions. It is now becoming dead zone where no parking is available and not people are too lazy to walk from distance. These 3-storey shophouses at Lahat Road are probably the "victim" of modernization and most are unoccupied. Eventually, it may bite the dust and replaced by some eyesore buildings, just like the one adjacent to it.