There is ongoing construction work and some properties and amenities are still being built, they told CNA.
Lemon Tree Restaurant, which has been selling Western food for almost 20 years in Johor Bahru, is one of those taking a cautious approach.
Founder Jeffery Bong is carefully studying the area to see if there are other food outlets that may compete for his business.
“If we expand our business closer to the RTS early, we can hop onto the initial hype in the area,” he said.
“But we need to think of every aspect of the business. These include rental, renovation, facilities and labour cost.”
Mr Teh Kee Sin, advisor of the SME Association of South Johor, told CNA that such firms have limited resources and will have to weigh the pros and cons of such a potential move.