Rare color image the Mai-Kai “hut” sign designed and built by Dave Stevens. Chicagoans Dave and his brother made a wide variety of custom items for the Mai-Kai, from spotlight covers that looked like rocks for the exterior to fake turtle shells for the interior. The Moai stone carving was stolen one quiet night by crane from the front lawn.
The sign was destroyed a few years later by hurricane Betsy.
A peak at the forthcoming book Mai-Kai: History, Mystery, and Adventure. Â