Despite measures to stimulate tourism in Bangkok's famed district of Khao San Road the area is still suffering enormously, reported Daily News.
The government and BMA are being urged to do more to help - including extending nighttime opening to 1 am.
Before the pandemic Khao San used to generate revenue of a staggering one billion baht a year.
Not now - it is a shadow of its former self.
There was great hype in October when Daily News said PM Prayuth Chan-ocha turned up to promote "Sawatdee Khao San" as traders in the area looked forward to a brighter future post pandemic.
Now the government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are being called on to do more than a photo opportunity.
Move sustainable moves to help the street get through difficult times are needed and a "Go to Khao San 2435" project has been launched.
Among these are attempts to rebrand the area so that it will appeal to a more domestic market with things like street art events in the daytime and light shows.
Traders also want to see regular events at the end of the week to spur tourism and even an extension of opening hours at night to 1 am which they believe will generate more income.