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 (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.