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The Mid-Columbia’s newest commercial kitchen opens Dec. 1 in downtown Kennewick.

Red Mountain Commercial Kitchen is the brainchild of Chris Bauer and her daughters, Courtney Bauer and Alanna Lindblom. Together, they are converting the former Music Machine building, 212 W. Kennewick Ave., into a commercial food hub.

Where guitars and music gear once reigned, a commercial kitchen, baking kitchen, prep area, flex space, demonstration kitchen and washing facilities are nearly ready for vendors to get to work. Music Machine closed two years ago when owner Rick van Heel moved to Chicago.

Red Mountain Commercial Kitchen is modeled loosely on the Pasco more at

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