The building went down as smoothly as the greasy omelettes that slid down your throat within those walls.
On Thursday morning a demolition crew chewed up and spat out the old restaurant that stood at 7330 Redwood Blvd. in downtown Novato — one that started life as a Denny's in the mid-1960s and ended life as Mills Restaurant last year.
A crew of four men, overseen by Novato-based Rempe Construction, started biting into the exterior of the Mills building at about 7:20 a.m. Thursday and expected to be finished in the early afternoon, according to Steve Rempe.
A retail complex will be constructed there, designed by the San Rafael architectural firm that drew up the new complex going up just a few feet to the north at 999 Grant Ave. That structure will be the home of Circle Bank, a restaurant and several other businesses.