When asked what's up with the former Blue Lotus space (next to Mayorga, under the Takoma Metro overpass), my trusty informant Roz Grigsby of the Old Takoma Business Association said that it's being built out to accommodate Soupergirl, "bringing the comfort and warmth of homemade soup directly to your door." No opening date has been set (and I'm also not sure if the space will include dine-in capability, but I sure hope it does).
UPDATE! Soupergirl proprietor Sara Polon says: "To answer your question, we will absolutely have dine-in options. Basically, this shop will be our 'hub.' We plan to greatly expand our delivery options, add more pick up locations, and also have a retail front for the neighborhood. Customers can come in and pick up cold soup to go. Or, we'll have hot soup ready to serve. Customers will be able to eat at the shop or take it to go - whatever they'd like! It will be a very relaxed atmosphere (self service - no wait staff!) - we hope people will come and visit!"