The first retailer at the £9billion regeneration of Battersea Power Station has opened its doors to the public.

Residents can pop into the Battersea General Store for daily essentials such as fresh bread, groceries and milk along with luxury food from around the world.

The store, which opened on July 8, offers cookies from Nantucket, delicacies from Korea, vodkas from France and Hong Kong, Japanese whisky.

Owner Raj Bathia described it as “your global local store” where shoppers can get anything from a freshly made sandwich from the continental deli to a “bottle of wine to add to your picnic”.

He said: “You can come in, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, sample our delicacies while you shop or have it delivered straight to your door.

“Should you be able to name something we haven’t got, we will do everything we can to get it for you.”

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said it was a “significant milestone” for the project.

The new riverside walk on the River Thames has attracted more than 100,000 since opening to the public.

Leader of Wandsworth Council, Councillor Rav Govindia said: “After decades of frustration and false starts, it’s a great pleasure to see the first local trader now open for business on the power station site.”

The store will be soon be joined by other retailers including Mother, an Italian pizza restaurant from Copenhagen’s meatpacking district, seafood restaurant Wright Brothers, Dodd’s Gin, Ben’s Canteen which specialises in burgers and wine, and specialist in seasonal and simple cooking, Duckroad.