Nordstrom Rack opened at MALL AT SEARS in September 2015. The store was carved out of the existing Sears, which was downsized by 35,000 square feet.
Photo from https://www.neeserinc.com (Neeser Construction Company) / Ken Graham Photography


In a circa-2015 layout, we see the configuration of the new Nordstrom Rack. The store had only an exterior entry, and was not accessible from the mall's enclosed shopping concourse.