A sign company employee works to remove the apple from the top of the Stephenson’s Restaurant sign Monday morning.

A sign company employee works to remove the apple from the top of the Stephenson’s Restaurant sign Monday morning.


The property of the locally famous restaurant, which closed in 2007, is being sold to make way for a QuikTrip.


The Stephenson family is giving the sign to the Jackson County Historical Society, which plans to restore and display the sign.