Our thanks to all of you who helped celebrate Bob's 70th birthday with your cards, e-mails, telephone calls, balloons, goodies and gifts. He was far less gloomy than he usually is on this day and to celebrate he went to the Bon-Ton for their "senior citizens" sale (but didn't buy anything). JJ and I helped ourselves to cupcakes . . . People have been betting on which eatery might be the next to exit Restaurant Row. Well, none has closed yet, but today The Quarter went up for sale. Asking price $2.2 million I am told . . .