Dental clinic set to open in Leawood Shops space vacated by Vintage Market


The retail space abruptly vacated by Vintage Market in March is set to have a new tenant starting this spring.

Prairie Village resident Melinda Garcia, DDS, will open her first solo-practice dental clinic in the space with a tentative opening date in March or April. Garcia, wife of retired Kansas City Wizards star Nick Garcia, has been part of a group practice in Westwood for the past seven years. But when the Vintage Market space opened up, she saw the opportunity to strike out on her own — and do so close to home.

“The new location is just a mile from our house,” said Nick. “She loved the idea of starting her own thing right here in the neighborhood.”

Garcia is a general practice dentist, but Nick says she has a “passion for helping kids.”