Brunswick Street Mall is an iconic landmark in Brisbane. Opening this up to traffic will not increase traders, it will only increase traffic through the suburb.
There are so many other alternatives available to "fix" Fortitude Valley. Just look at some of the great ideas coming from the general public here: http://www.facebook.com/questions/380951415345676/
If you feel re-opening Brunswick Street Mall to traffic is not a good idea, we encourage you to sign this petition!
Join in the fight to keep Brunswick Street Mall closed to traffic here: http://www.facebook.com/SayNOtoCarsThroughBrunswickStreetMall