Back in Nov. 2010 Cafe Eagle took over the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St, NW. In Aug. 2011 Taqueria Mexicana took over the Cafe Eagle space. In Dec. 2011 Taqueria Mexicana closed despite positive reviews.
I spoke with the owners yesterday who said the space will become a Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant called The Eagle. It should open in the next few days.
I fear this space is going to rival 2450 18th St, NW in Adams Morgan.