For three decades The Border Restaurant & Bar had checkered history as DU's most notorious watering hole. A trio of new owners, two of whom run the well known dive bar Merchants Saloon [Air Hockey table, pool table, pinball, jukebox, stripper pole, dim lighting] in Oakland, California, took over the spot a few weeks ago and this week the space reopened as Merchants Mile High Saloon.
Two Border Incidents That Impacted DU Athletics
An infamous incident at the Border in 2008 led to the eventual firing of DU lacrosse coach Jamie Munro and charges being filed against two of his players. A 23-year-old female, who happened to be a DU alum, were allegedly attacked by a group of lacrosse players while they were leaving the Border.
DU ice hockey goaltender Chris Burns was stabbed during a wild 75 person melee back in 1994. Naturally it was business as usual the next night and another fight broke out. Burns finished his career with a 4.72 GAA and and .842 Save Percentage.