WARREN — The exterior of the building at 1767 Atlantic Highway may not look different to the untrained eye of a passersby, but Midcoast Athletics Center’s Rachel Coor’s vision is razor sharp.

“It’s finally ours,” she said.

Coor, along with Ben Teer, Hunter Grindle and Colin Coor, purchased the building in April, where the MAC has operate since the spring of 2020.

Previously, Rachel Coor had leased the building from Bob Emery.

“The goal from the beginning was to own this building so that we could really make it structurally what we want and not worrying about being replaced or kicked out,” she said. “That was a super long process.”

The facility offers a variety of family-, youth- and adult-oriented sports-related programs.

The MAC has continued to grow since Rachel Coor established MAC283, LLC in July of 2020. The MAC had been open for a year under previous ownership, but shuttered in April of 2020, due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rachel Coor, at first, ran only cheering and basketball camps through July of 2020 out of the MAC building, with no guarantee of the endeavor continuing past that point.

Now, the MAC offers basketball, cheering, tumbling and martial arts. The facility also has batting cages and training, tanning beds and makes their own shirts and apparel.

In addition, Teer and Grindle have moved their businesses, Teer Basketball Training and Hybrid Fitness, respectively, into the building.

MAC283, LLC became a nonprofit organization in March of 2021. The cheering, tumbling and martial arts are under the nonprofit umbrella, while Teer Basketball Training and Hybrid Fitness are private businesses.

The 30-year-old Teer, a Washington Academy of East Machias graduate, helped lead the Raiders to a state Class C basketball championship in 2010 and later went on to play Division I basketball at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. He has been doing private training statewide since 2015 and has mentored many talented basketball players throughout the Midcoast and beyond.

“I love the community, love how passionate everyone is down here about basketball,” said Teer, who lives in Bangor with his wife and two daughters. “Rachel and I met, spoke and she offered me the opportunity to be part of this. And it was a no-brainer.”

Grindle, 26, began Hybrid Fitness in 2015 and has had his business in different spots throughout the area, including the business block in downtown Thomaston and space at The PITCH.

He has been at the MAC since the summer of 2020.

Grindle said his business has “evolved quite a bit,” including starting Elev8, a smoothie and juice bar that offers a bevy of healthy options and alternatives.

“When we started Hybrid Fitness many years ago it was just a fitness company,” said Grindle, a 2014 Oceanside High School graduate. “We helped with personal training or group classes so people can feel better and have more energy. Now we’ve expanded to helping people eat healthier. Whether it’s nutrition we’ll make meals for them, Elev8 is part of that company now [and] we do cooking classes. So we’ve really broadened our approach and we can help people on a higher level and in different ways.”

Grindle added: “I really admired [Ben’s] hard work and dedication and high standard he sets himself at, and with Rachel I’ve always been inspired by her ability to just be able to put her mind to something and then do it.”

“She’s fearless in that way and I really look up to her,” he said. “And it’s important to be around people that want to make you better.”

Colin Coor is an area real estate investor and emergency room physician who saw the benefit of the building to the community, while his former wife, Rachel Coor, is most hands-on and oversees the day-to-day operations.

The group is excited for the future and sees potential for expansion, including a regulation-size basketball court with spectator capacity, among other additions.

“As long as the kids are happy, I’m happy,” said the 43-year-old Rachel Coor, a longtime local coach in the area. “It sounds cliché, but we’re all in this because we love people and we’re passionate about what we do. It’s our happy place. We love being here, we love hearing the sneakers squeak or coach Matt [Hanley] giving instruction on tumbling. It’s cool seeing the kids come in here with their karate belts or people just coming in to work out and be healthier. It’s really satisfying.”