"Business and banking, but that's about it"
Still technically in the International District at the south end of downtown Seattle, South Lane Street is home to the downtown Social Security office, a bank building that keeps changing banks, and a few office buildings. At the west end of the street, it dead-ends at Uwajimaya, which does offer some great cultural shopping and dining, giving the street some value. Most of the really good Asian restaurants are north of S. Lane St., though within walking distance. Generally, the street is used by local employees and for on-street parking for visitors to the International District. The proximity of the main interstates makes for easy access to commuters that work in the area.